Personal Property Assessments

Personal property assessments are based on information provided by taxpayers on a personal property listing form, where you provide a description of the personal property, its cost and year of acquisition. We use this information and the Department of Revenue Personal Property Valuation Guidelines to determine value, taking into consideration the type of property, its cost and age.

If your business does not have a personal property account number, you can complete a Printable Form (PDF) that you can mail into our office If your business has a personal property account number and needs another listing or if you have questions about how to complete the form, please contact us at 509-773-3715.

Personal property forms for existing accounts are mailed or electronically transmitted the first of each year and must be returned by April 30. Filing extensions are not granted and a tax penalty of 5 percent per month will be applied to listings received after the deadline, up a maximum of 25 percent of the tax due. The assessor may waive the penalty if the late filing is due to reasonable cause. When the listing is processed and your property valued and entered on the assessment roll, a Personal Property Assessment Notice will be mailed to you showing the assessed value used to calculate your personal property tax.

This notice shows the assessed value that will be used to calculate the tax bill for your property. If you have any questions about how this value was determined, please call us at 509-773-3715.