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Five-Year Revenue Analysis Shows Steady Clarion County Tax Revenue

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

Posted by Ron Wilshire

Tom McConnellCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion County Treasurer Tom McConnell presented a five-year revenue analysis at the Tuesday morning meeting of the Clarion County commissioners.

Revenue appears to have remained stable throughout the five-year period.

“We haven’t required an increase in taxes, but we’re still able to take on new projects, and that’s a positive thing,” explained McConnell.

“Additional buildings have been added to real estate tax rolls over the last few years, and it’s usually small things, but it all adds up.”

According to McConnell, the commissioners have been able to save some money with all the projects they have started.

The amount of delinquent taxes listed in the chart as the Tax Claims Bureau has increased over the five-year period.

Taxes 2014-2018

“You can see the tax claim numbers have bumped up from past years,” continued McConnell. “We started out at $932,000.00, and it’s been well over one million dollars every year after that. If you don’t pay, you have got to pay Megan Kerr, Director, and she’s done a really good job of doing everything she can to get notices out and finding different ways to notify people.”

Per capita tax collection from prior years is all through GH Harris, a private firm.

“They do two or three disbursements a year from the money they collect at $5.50 per person. They keep about 90 percent of what they collect.”

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