April 6, 2020

Property Tax Calendar Extended

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Governor Andy Beshear issued an executive order on March 25, 2010, that suspended any statutory deadlines that could require in-person governmental activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 3, 2020, Finance Cabinet Secretary Holly McCoy-Johnson issued an administrative order delaying the property tax calendar by 60 days as follows:

  • First recaps due by June 1; 
  • Tax roll inspection period will run from July 6-20; 
  • Tangible property tax returns due July 15;
  • Final recaps due July 28; Certifications begin August 3; 
  • Tax rates set from mid-October to mid-November; and 
  • 2020 tax bill collections begin in November and December.

Cities preparing the FY 2021 budgets should not be significantly impacted by the modified calendar. Projected revenue will be based upon the best property tax numbers available. However, cities may not receive hard numbers for actual revenue from ad valorem and personal property taxes until mid-November or even later if the schedule is changed. 

Collection deadlines adopted by ordinance pursuant to KRS 91A.070 should be reviewed in case updates are necessary due to the modified calendar.

As always, please contact KLC Department of Municipal Law with any questions.