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New payment option for Summit County taxpayers

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is introducing a new payment option for Summit County taxpayers by adding MoneyGram, an in person cash payment method for real estate taxes.

 

Filing a complaint against valuation of real estate

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Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE reminds taxpayers that the Board of Revision will be accepting complaints against the valuation of their real estate beginning January 1, 2013. The deadline to file a complaint form (DTE 1) is April 1, 2013.

 

Joint Oath of Office

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Executive Russ Pry, Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise and Clerk of Courts Dan Horrigan Take Oaths of Office

Summit County Executive Russ Pry, Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise and Clerk of Courts Daniel Horrigan took part in a swearing in ceremony in the rotunda of the John S. Knight Center Wednesday afternoon, January 2, 2013.

 

Swearing in ceremony scheduled for Summit County’s top officials

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Top Summit County elected officials will be taking their oath of office on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 4:30pm. The public ceremony will be held in the rotunda of the John S. Knight Center, located at 77 Mill Street in downtown Akron.

 

Successful Negotiated Tax Lien Sale

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced that her office conducted a Negotiated Tax Certificate Lien Sale on Friday, November 30, 2012. Woods Cove III, LLC had a successful bid of $5.1 million on 1,196 parcels. And Propel Financial Services had a successful bid of $302,357.12 for 45 parcels.

Parcels that sold consisted of residential, commercial and industrial properties. The Fiscal Office was able to collect $5.4 million in delinquent tax dollars as a result of the sale.

 

2013 Dog & Kennel Licenses now available

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced 2013 dog licenses will be available for purchase as of December 1, 2012. 2013 license renewal forms are being mailed to dog owners the week of December 1, 2012. Dog licenses cost $14. Ohio law requires licenses to be renewed between December 1 and January 31 each year. A late fee equal to the cost of the license will be charged for applications received after January 31, 2013. If your dog has a Dangerous Dog designation, it must be registered per O.R.C. This is in addition to your annual registration.

 

Third billing delinquent real estate tax bills in the mail

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced a third billing for parcels that have delinquent taxes. The tax bills will be mailed beginning Tuesday, October 23, 2012 as a courtesy to our taxpayers.

The closing date for payment will be Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Failure to pay by the due date may result in publishing the taxpayer’s name in a newspaper publication as required by law.

 

Firewood Regulations

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is reminding consumers as cooler weather approaches, they should be alert when purchasing firewood. Fiscal Officer Scalise’s Weights & Measures inspectors enforce Ohio laws that protect consumers when they buy firewood.

Fiscal Officer Scalise offers the following guidelines to make sure consumers are receiving the correct amount of firewood:

 

Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE earns Chartered Global Management Accountant

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE proudly announces that she has earned the Chartered Global Accountant Management (CGMA) designation from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). This designation is given to a premier group of Certified Public Accountants and is recognized on a global level.

 

2nd Half 2011 Tax Deadline

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE reminds taxpayers that the second half 2011 Real Estate tax deadline is Friday, July 13, 2012. Residential homeowners who are unable to pay second half taxes can enroll in our Tax Installment Program and make monthly installment payments. Taxes must be current; the deadline to sign up is July 13, 2012. Call our office at 330-643-2869 for more information.

 

July Storm Victims Real Estate Tax Relief

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE announced today that she would offer real estate tax relief to property owners throughout Summit County who sustained storm damage to their property in the wake of the storm that took place on July 1st. Ms. Scalise’s office is taking the necessary steps to provide property owners the ability to file an “Application for Valuation Deduction for Destroyed or Damaged Real Property”, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 319.38 with her office.

 

Ohio Department of Agriculture Recognition

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is pleased to announce that her office has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for the fulfillment of the Ohio Training Program requirements for Weights & Measures personnel.

 

2014 Reappraisal has begun

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE announces the Fiscal Office Appraisal Department’s sexiennial listing phase for the state mandated 2014 reappraisal has begun. Members of Scalise’s appraisal staff will use new Tough-book laptop computers to access data and verify records on-site to update property record cards.

 

Donated Computers to the Akron Urban League

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is proud to announce that her office has donated 21 computers to the Akron Urban League. The computers are 2003 Panasonic Tough-books (model CF-18) originally purchased by the Fiscal Office to perform on-site appraisals. The Fiscal Office has recently updated their technology and is no longer using this model.

 

2nd Half 2011 Real Estate Tax Bills

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced second half 2011 real estate tax bills will be mailed starting June 8, 2012.

The closing date for payment will be Friday, July 13, 2012 with the exception of military personnel. Property taxes are deferred for military reservists who are on active duty. Applications can be obtained by calling 330-643-2641 or visiting Military Assistance.

 

Tax Installment Plan

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is pleased to announce her office is again offering a Tax Installment Plan for homeowners. The program provides relief through monthly installment payments for residential homeowners who are facing financial difficulties because of our ongoing economic conditions.

 

Listing Phase of the 2014 Reappraisal

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE announces the Fiscal Office Appraisal Department’s sexiennial listing phase for the state mandated 2014 reappraisal will begin Monday, June 11, 2012 in the City of Green. Members of Scalise’s appraisal staff will use new Toughbook laptop computers to access data and verify records on-site to update property record cards.

 

Homestead Exemption and 2.5% Tax Reduction dealine

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced today that the deadline for filing an application for Homestead Exemption and the 2.5% Tax Reduction for tax year 2012 is Monday, June 4, 2012. Real estate taxes are one year in arrears. Applications are available in our office or online the first Monday in January until the first Monday in June.

 

Unclaimed Funds - Could It Be Yours?

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Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE returns $213,388 in Unclaimed Funds; $1.35 Million Remains Unclaimed – Could It Be Yours?

Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is pleased to announce a new program designed to assist residents and business owners to reclaim moneys paid in excess to local county offices and agencies.

 

Lower property values for homeowners with adjoining parcels

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Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is introducing a new program that can be very advantageous to a property owner if they own one or more parcels of land adjoining their residence.

 


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