Clark County assessor to waive business personal property late filing penalties until May 31

Assessor Peter Van Nortwick determined the COVID-19 order is a reasonable cause and businesses should not be penalized for missing the April 30 due date

VANCOUVER – Due to the COVID-19 emergency, and in support of Washington State’s extended Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick  announced Wednesday he is allowing companies until May 31, to file their business personal property listing before imposing any penalties for late filings. 

Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick
Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick

Van Nortwick determined the COVID-19 order is a reasonable cause and businesses should not be penalized for missing the April 30 due date.

“With businesses fighting to stay afloat and with employees forced to work remotely, it doesn’t make sense to require a business to provide a listing by April 30,” said Van Nortwick. 

This personal property late fee waiver is separate from Treasurer Alishia Topper’s previously announced relief program for businesses impacted by the mandatory closure and the due date extension for business personal property taxes.

The May 31 extension applies only to the penalty for not filing a personal property listing by the April 30 due date.

For more information on Business Personal Property: www.clark.wa.gov/assessor/business-personal-property.

Business owners with questions can contact the personal property team at personal.property@clark.wa.gov.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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