Property tax collections throughout Jackson County are running about 2.5 percent behind schedule, adding to the financial pinch for school systems and local governments.
Tax commissioner Don Elrod billed $68.2 million in 2008 property taxes for the county, various municipalities, fire districts and school systems. A 2.5-percent lag in payment amounts to a $1.7 cash shortfall for those groups compared to what had been paid by the end of June in 2008.
Just a 2.5 percent shortfall in the collection of property taxes can cause big headaches for local governments and school systems.
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