Franklin County Treasurer and Auditor’s offices say they are unsure when county residents can expect to know their 2021 property tax rates and bills.

The delay hinders those who look to pay all or some of their 2021 taxes early before the end of this year so they can deduct the property taxes on their 2020 federal income tax returns, said Monica Moran, spokeswoman for the county auditor’s office.

The delay also affects school districts and other governmental entities preparing budgets funded by property taxes, she said.

Who is responsible for the delay is the subject of some finger-pointing, with county officials blaming the delay on the Ohio Department of Taxation’s review of the county’s property tax rate information, normally submitted in early December. Moran said the auditor’s office was forced to wait on overlapping counties to submit their data before sending information to the state.


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