REVENUE AND TAXATION
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS OF TAX LAW
63-1302. Cancellation and refund of property tax. (1) The county commissioners may, at any time when in session, cancel property taxes which for any lawful reason should not be collected, and may refund to any taxpayer any money to which he may be entitled by reason of a double payment of property taxes on any property for the same year, or the double assessment or erroneous assessment of property through error. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, in any case in which the county commissioners find that, due to error or otherwise by fault of the county, an excess amount of property tax was paid, the county commissioners may refund the excess amount so collected plus pay the same late charges and delinquency interest rate on that amount which the county would regularly require of a taxpayer who is delinquent, and the county commissioners may adopt an ordinance or resolution to establish such payments.
(2) The county commissioners may refund to the purchaser of any property when it has been determined by the county commissioners that such sale is void or invalid, the amount paid by such purchaser to the county with interest thereon from the date of such payment at the rate of six percent (6%) per annum.
(3) All proceedings of the county commissioners in the cancellation or refund of property taxes or refund of payments made at void sale must be recorded in the official minutes. All such refund of property taxes or payments must be paid upon warrants drawn on the county current expense fund by the county auditor or upon checks issued by the county tax collector. All such refunds shall be apportioned to the various funds or taxing districts.
[63-1302 added 1996, ch. 98, sec. 14, p. 391.]