***Public Service Announcement from the Clay County Tax Office***
The Clay County Tax Office has begun the county wide revaluation that will be effective as of January 1, 2018.
There will be appraisers visiting properties throughout the county Monday through Saturday. Please note the appraisers will not ask to come inside the home and their vehicles will be clearly marked as "Clay County Revaluation". Each appraiser will also have a photo ID badge.
This will be an ongoing process for the next 10 to 12 months.
If anyone has any questions of if any issues arise, please contact Nancy Kimsey at the Clay County Tax Office at (828) 389-1266.
As always if you feel you need us you can call the Sheriff's Office at (828) 389-6354.
Scam Alert Update: We have some information to disseminate in reference to notifying the IRS of such incidents as listed below. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and you suspect they are not then (1) Record the person’s name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available. (2) Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to contact you. If you find out the person is an IRS employee then call them back. If they are not an IRS employee report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) at https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml and to the IRS at [email protected] (Subject: IRS Phone Scam)
There has been a rash of reports this week over phone calls from the “IRS”. These calls have been coming from area codes such as 814, 206, and 931; although there are probably many more. When they call they end up soliciting you for your social security number and other personal information; it is never a good idea to give out such personal information over the phone especially to someone you do not know personally. The best thing to do is to simply hang up. If the same number persistently calls you it might be a good idea to call your phone provider and have the number blocked. The IRS, if they have a legitimate need to contact you, will do so through US Mail.
We have also received reports of phone calls where someone pretends to be a grandchild of the person they are calling. The person usually says they have gotten in some sort of trouble, are in jail, and they need money in order to get out of jail or to have the charges dropped. They will usually ask you to have money wired through Western Union. This is a scam, so always be careful where you are sending money and verify what is going on before you do so.