About the Finance Director
The Finance Director works to develop fiscal policies that ensure a financially strong and effective Town government and responsibly manage and supervise the overall financial position of the Town, while providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information and support to other departments, elected officials and citizens. Also, the Finance Director provides management of the Town funds and investments and is regulated by the local government budget and Fiscal Control Act. The department ensures the Town’s accounting and financial reporting systems are in compliance with Government Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Standards and guidelines issued by the Local Government Commission by also assisting the Town Manager with oversight and management of the annual budget. Information on the annual Budget & Audits is available.
Other responsibilities include:
- Property Tax Billing and Collection
- Accounts Payable & Receivable
- Prepare reports required by State and Federal Agencies
- General Accounting for the Town
If you require any specific information concerning Town of Maggie Valley taxes, please contact the Finance Director @ 828/926-0866 x101 or email her here.
In order to make tax payment easy, these are the ways in which tax payments can be made:
To pay by phone, call our new toll free phone number: 855-524-2982.
Click here to make a tax payment. Payments may be made on-line with American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal or Electronic Funds Transfer. The fees are $.30 per transaction plus 2.5% for credit card transactions and $1.50 per transaction for Electronic Funds Transfer.
At Town Hall, you can pay in person by cash, check or MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit/debit card. If you use a card, the fees are $.30 per transaction plus 2.5% of the total amount paid. For Electronic Funds Transfer, $1.50 per transaction.
Payments may also be mailed as checks and we do accept postmark as paid date.
The Town of Maggie Valley has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fourteen consecutive years.
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
In the Town of Maggie Valley, information on land, buildings, mobile homes, campers and other personal property is provided by the Haywood County Tax Assessors office.
Residents are required to report to the county tax office by January 31 each year, their taxable property such as boats and business equipment, etc. Tagged motor vehicles that are registered with the NC Division of Motor Vehicles are not required to be reported.
Property taxes on real estate and certain personal property other than motor vehicles are billed in the fall of each year. You will receive two separate tax bills each year, one from the Town of Maggie Valley and one from Haywood County. Property taxes must be paid by January 5th to avoid penalties.
Beginning in 2013, your annual vehicle inspection, registration renewal and vehicle property tax will be due the same month each year. Only one payment – made either in person, online or by mail – is required to pay both the annual tag and tax for your vehicle. (Inspection fees are still paid to the inspection station.)
Property taxes are collected for the Town’s service year beginning on July 1. For example, the Town property taxes billed in the fall of 2017 to be paid by January 5, 2018, will pay for services from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. (The 2017-2018 fiscal year).
The 2017-2018 tax rate is 43 cents per $100 of taxable value.
To estimate your 2017-2018 tax bill, multiply your taxable property value as set by Haywood County by 0.0043. For example, if your property taxable value is $200,000 (200,000 x 0.0043 = $860).
North Carolina General State Statute 105-348
All Interested Persons Charged With Notice of Taxes
All persons who have or who may acquire any interest in any real or personal property that may be or may become subject to a lien for taxes are hereby charged with notice that such property is or should be listed for taxation, that taxes are or may become a lien thereon, and that if taxes are not paid the proceedings allowed by law may be taken against such property. This notice shall be conclusively presumed, whether or not such persons have actual notice. (1939, c. 310, s. 1705; 1971, c. 806, s. 1.)