Why am I being charged interest and penalties?

As a taxpayer, please be aware that interest and penalty start accruing January 1st of each year. If you do not receive your bill by the end of November, it is your responsibility to contact the Collector’s Office to find out why. The Collector’s Office does not have the authority to remove or reduce interest and penalties per state statute Number 139.100.3. (The Attorney General for the State of Missouri has issued a legal opinion Number 80-2004 that the Collector of Revenue does not have the authority to waive penalties or interest on delinquent real or personal property taxes.)

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1. What is personal property tax?
2. How do I get a Personal Property tax bill?
3. When are the bills available and due?
4. I sold my car in March, why do I have to pay for the full year?
5. What form of payments are accepted & where can the bills be paid?
6. Why am I being charged interest and penalties?
7. How can I obtain another copy of my paid receipt or waiver?
8. How do I know if I am eligible for a waiver?
9. May I pay personal property and real estate taxes with a single check?
10. I am no longer a Missouri resident, do I still owe this tax?