Businesses Affected by Pandemic Can Apply for Property Tax Extension Through County
From San Juan County
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new bill into law April 16 that provides a deferral of 2021 property taxes for businesses with real property, according to San Juan County Treasurer Rhonda Pederson.
Businesses with a documented 25% reduction of their revenue attributable to real property for calendar year 2020 compared to calendar year 2019 may apply for an extension of payment on 2021 real property taxes.
“Businesses that apply for the program and establish a payment plan with the San Juan County treasurer will not have any interest or penalties applied to their taxes due, as long as the business remains compliant with the payment plan,” Pederson said.
To be eligible, businesses must complete and submit a form developed by the Department of Revenue called 2021 Request for Real Property Tax Due Date Extension & Payment Agreement Due to Revenue Loss by April 30 to the San Juan County treasurer.
Verification of the revenue loss could be subject to audit by the Department of Revenue.
The deferral does not apply to residential or nonbusiness-related property.
For more information, contact the treasurer’s office at email@example.com or 360-378-2161.