Automatic bank deduction missed
A few weeks ago we received a notice from the Snohomish County Treasurer's Office that we had not paid our taxes due last April and a fine of $642.97, plus the full year's tax was due.
I called the treasurer's office and after several attempts to speak with a live person, asked how could this be since we always paid by bank auto pay. I was told that the auto pay system was discontinued last March and a notice was sent with the tax notices. Neither my wife nor I had any recollection of such a notice. No explanation. Just, this is what you owe. It's hard to imagine why the treasurer's office would wait from March to November to notify us.
Now why would such a simple, safe, efficient system be discontinued? In our case, it resulted in a $624.90 contribution to the county treasury (along with the full one year tax amount, which was proper.) Maybe there's a simple answer.
Are there any others out there who have had a similar problem?