Guide to Tax Collection (5 part series)

This 5-part webcast includes all components of the tax collection series. Start with an overview of the tax collection process (from assessment roll to settlement with the county) in Part 1, then explore deadlines, procedures and practical tips in Part 2. Delve into summer and winter taxes, bill preparation, deferments, SET and PILT in Part 3. Next, learn about accounting, disbursement and settlement in Part 4, then get an in-depth look at what you need to know about collecting delinquent personal property tax in Part 5.

Jim Beelen

Former MTA Member Information Services Liaison

MTA Member Information Liaison Jim Beelen joined MTA in October 2008 from Allendale Charter Township in Ottawa County where he served on the township board for 30 years. The last 12 years Jim was the Supervisor. For 18 years prior to that, Jim served as the township treasurer.

During his time at MTA, Jim provided township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. He also developed MIS Department resource materials, and presented workshop and Conference sessions. Jim retired in 2015 and now enjoys fishing and visiting his many grandchildren.

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Tax Collecting: Getting Started – Part 1
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 57 minutes
Tax Collecting: Getting Started – Part 2
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 92 minutes
Tax Collecting: Bill Preparation, Summer and Winter Taxes
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. Collecting and distributing taxes is a highly visible and sometimes controversial township function that involves handling large sums of money. Review the tax collection process, including the township treasurer’s statutory duties, in this five segment webcast series on tax collection. This segment (Part 3) delves into summer taxes, deferments, SET, winter taxes and PILT. Once you’ve mastered Getting Started – Parts 1 & 2, and this segment on Bill Preparation, Summer and Winter Taxes, you won’t want to miss the remaining segments on accounting, disbursement and settlement; and delinquent personal property tax.
Tax Collecting Part 4: Accounting, Disbursement and Settlement
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. Tax Collecting (Part 4): Accounting, Disbursement and Settlement
Delinquent Personal Property Tax
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 74 minutes