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TFM offers guidance on 2018 property tax questions

Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management has been fielding questions about pre-paying 2018 property taxes. On Wednesday, the IRS clarified that only taxes that have been assessed in 2017 and paid in 2017 will be deductible. For Johnson County, that means taxpayers can pre-pay their May 2018 second-half tax installment in 2017 but taxpayers cannot pay the tax bills that will be assessed in November 2018.

Taxpayers with questions should contact a tax preparer or accountant for information specific to their situation. We will provide more information as guidance becomes available from federal and state entities.

Motor Vehicle updates office hours

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, Johnson County Motor Vehicle office hours will change to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding county designated holidays. This change applies to both the Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, and the Mission Motor Vehicle Office, located at 6000 Lamar Ave. 

Customers who have reserved their place in line using our line management system and that are present in our offices by 4 p.m. will be served that day.

The office is working to reduce overtime expenditures for Motor Vehicle staff and balance customer volume throughout the business day.

This change does not apply to the Driver License offices, which are operated by the Kansas Department of Revenue.

2017 Property Tax Statements Due by December 20, 2017

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 202,674 real estate and 19,915 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Wednesday, December 20, 2017, and the second half taxes are due on or before Thursday, May 10, 2018. The real estate tax statement contains a comparison section between this year’s and last year’s tax breakdown. If the taxes are paid by the mortgage company, the statement will say “THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL” at the bottom. For those taxpayers that pay their statements directly, there will be a return payment stub at the bottom of the statement

Taxpayers have several convenient options to pay their taxes:

  • Online - Through our website, www.jocogov.org, tax payments may be submitted electronically using our eCheck option for only $1 per transaction, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) for a 2.4% service fee per transaction.
  • By Mail – Taxpayers can mail a check along with the payment stub to PO Box 2902, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.
  • In Person - Taxpayers can make a payment at our office location, 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500 in Olathe. Forms of payment accepted at our office include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card (payment by credit/debit card includes an additional 2.4% service fee).

There are many other services on our website that may be helpful this tax season. Taxpayers may view an electronic version of their tax statement and print off tax receipts once their payment has been processed. They may also find important Tax Forms and get many questions answered through our Frequent Questions page.

New $5 fee to be charged at Motor Vehicle in 2017

Effective January 1, 2017 Johnson County will be charging an additional fee of $5 on title and registration, specialty and personalized plate and update registration transactions at our motor vehicle offices.  County Treasurers are authorized to charge this fee per K.S.A. 8-145d.  Revenue generated from the additional fee will help to reduce the burden of ad valorem tax support needed to fund the motor vehicle operation at its current service level.  In 2015, Johnson County approved charging a $5 fee on in-person registration renewals only.  This latest change in policy expands the fee to additional transaction types. 

2016 Property Tax Statements Due by December 20, 2016

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 200,694 real estate and 20,874 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Tuesday, December 20, 2016, and the second half taxes are due on or before Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The real estate tax statement contains a comparison section between this year’s and last year’s tax breakdown. If the taxes are paid by the mortgage company, the statement will say “THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL” at the bottom. For those taxpayers that pay their statements directly, there will be a return payment stub at the bottom of the statement

Taxpayers have several convenient options to pay their taxes:

  • Online - Through our website, www.jocogov.org, tax payments may be submitted electronically using our eCheck option for only $1 per transaction, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) for a 2.4% service fee per transaction.
  • By Mail – Taxpayers can mail a check along with the payment stub to PO Box 2902, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.
  • In Person - Taxpayers can make a payment at our office location, 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500 in Olathe. Forms of payment accepted at our office include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card (payment by credit/debit card includes an additional 2.4% service fee).

There are many other services on our website that may be helpful this tax season. Taxpayers may view an electronic version of their tax statement and print off tax receipts once their payment has been processed. They may also find important Tax Forms and get many questions answered through our Frequent Questions page.