What are my rights and responsibilities?

Your Rights

Whether you are a homeowner, a land owner or a business owner, you are also a Washington State taxpayer with specific rights and responsibilities. As a taxpayer, it is important to understand your rights and your responsibilities. First, you have the right to timely, fair and equitable treatment with dignity and respect. You have the right to accurate information, appeal procedures and reasons for assessment, and you have the right to a simple and prompt administrative process for hearings and tax refunds and credits.

Nearly every property owner in the county pays property taxes. It is how the state, counties and cities get much of the funding for public services.

Your Responsibilities

What responsibilities do you have as a property owner? Most importantly, paying property taxes. Property taxes are due twice each year. The first half is due on April 30 and the second half on October 31. These taxes are payable to the county Treasurer. If taxes are not paid on time, interest and penalties will be charged as prescribed by law. If you have questions concerning the valuation of your property for tax purposes, contact the Asotin County Assessor Office. For questions concerning the billing or payment of property taxes, please contact the office of the Asotin County Treasurer.

Department of Revenue

The Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) is the state agency charged with the responsibility of statewide administration of the property tax system. The Property Tax Division of DOR has broad statutory authority for the administration of assessment and tax laws, including authority over Assessors, county commissioners, and other county officials in the performance of their duties relating to taxation. DOR also prescribes specific rules and processes for the assessment of real and personal property.

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1. What does the Assessor do?
2. How are property taxes determined?
3. What types of property are taxed?
4. How is personal property assessed?
5. Can I appeal an assessed value?
6. What exemptions are available for homeowners?
7. How are my tax dollars being used?
8. How often are properties revalued?
9. What is the Current Use Program?
10. What are my rights and responsibilities?