Deadline looms for Irrigation District tax payments

Posted at 2:31 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 16:31:19-05

Nampa and Meridian Irrigation District 2016 tax payments are due Tuesday, Dec. 20 for more than 38,000 people who own property inside the boundaries of the district, officials with the Nampa and Meridian Irrigation District advised today.

“Property owners have the option of paying the assessment in full or in two parts, but at least the first-half payment of the 2016 assessment must be hand-delivered or postmarked by Tuesday, December 20,” said NMID spokesman Daren Coon. “Second-half payments must be made by June 20, 2017 for residents who choose to make two payments.”

Property owners can also pay on line by using NMID’s secure online bill payment option on the District website –  However, online payments must be made prior to 5:00 p.m. December 20th, NMID officials said.

If the tax bill is not paid on time, then a 2 percent penalty and interest at an annual rate of 12 percent will be added to their 2016 tax bill, Coon said,

Idaho law requires that tax liens be filed each year against the property if the assessments are not paid in full by June 20 of the following year. The District is currently moving forward with tax deed action against properties in Ada and Canyon counties for which tax levies have gone unpaid for three years.

Tax deed action can eventually lead to property being sold at a tax auction if the owner refuses to pay the assessments, officials cautioned.

“Property owners who owe tax assessments from previous years will find their past due tax assessment information included in this year’s notice sent out in October,” said Coon.

A list of individuals owing back taxes will be available on the District’s website in January.

People with questions about their assessment payment or the Nampa and Meridian Irrigation District should call the District office at 466-7861