FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2010
Kitsap County Assessor's Office
Personal Property Filing Deadline is April
(Port Orchard ) -
As required by Washington State Law, all business
owners must file their personal property listings with the Kitsap County
Assessor by April 30th to avoid penalty. This is an annual requirement
of every sole proprietorship, corporation, association, partnership,
trust or estate operating a business in Kitsap County.
The Assessor uses the information
reported to update existing accounts or establish new ones and determine
the assessed value of the personal property applicable to each business.
Shortly following receipt, the owner will be sent a notice of the
established value. This value will be the basis for personal property
taxes to be paid in 2011.
All items used to operate a
business are considered "personal property". These include, but not
limited to, office furniture and equipment, computers, software, store
equipment and fixtures, manufacturing equipment, signs, communication
equipment, professional libraries, rental videos, farm machinery and
If an account has already been
established this reporting can be done on-line, accessible through the
county website at
www.kitsapgov.com/assr/. The online system is fast and efficient for
both taxpayers and the county, reducing cost and paperwork. As of April
20th, 808 businesses have filed online using this system.
If a listing was not received in
January, one can be obtained from the Assessor's website or office.
Business owners are responsible for filing even if a listing was not
received. Failure to file will result in a monetary penalty.
For more information, visit