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Link Friday, November 12, 1999 Y2K upgrade caused delay Taxpayers get grace period

Montgomery County taxpayers may pay their bills up to Jan. 17 without facing late penalties or interest.


CHRISTIANSBURG -- Montgomery County taxpayers will have some leeway in paying their real estate and personal property taxes this year because of the county's delay in mailing the bills.

The official due date is still Dec. 5, but taxpayers can pay their bills up to Jan. 17 without facing any late penalties or interest.

The grace period, approved by the Board of Supervisors Wednesday night, was made necessary when computer glitches in the county treasurer's office associated with a year 2000 software upgrade delayed the printing of personal property tax bills.

The glitches were repaired by the software vendor by Wednesday, said County Administrator Jeff Johnson. Printing of the bills is under way and the treasurer's office will be mailing the real estate and personal property tax bills as soon as possible.

There will be penalties and interest, dating back to Dec. 5, for anyone who does not pay by Jan. 17, County Attorney Marty McMahon said.

A person who pays the tax bill Jan. 18, for example, would not pay one day of interest but would pay for interest accrued on the sum between Dec. 5 and Jan. 18, McMahon said.

The treasurer's office ran into trouble getting the tax bills out this year while switching to a computer system that was Y2K-compliant and supplied by a different vendor.

Complications also occurred because the new system has to figure up how much personal property tax bills are reduced by the state's reduction in the so-called "car tax." Send This Story To A Friend

-- Homer Beanfang (, November 12, 1999


Due to Y2K?

Man, Montgomery County must be really behind in their Y2K remediation efforts to be having trouble at this late date! Hopefully this is just an example of a county that has not paid much attention to Y2K, and other counties are much further ahead!


-- Anonymous999 (, November 12, 1999.

Monkey County? More Problems? The poster-county for wise Y2K 100% total compliance long ago? my oh my oh my oh my oh oh

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, November 12, 1999.

Nope, A&L, this is Montgomery Co, VA, not MD. Down a little south and a little west of Roanoke.

Different strokes for different folks

-- bbbb (, November 12, 1999.

Thanks, bbbb! Whew. That helps :-)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, November 12, 1999.

"Nope, A&L, this is Montgomery Co, VA, not MD."

Oops... I thought this referred to Maryland too.

-- Anonymous999 (, November 12, 1999.

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