County, state should delay due date for property taxes

Covid-19 and the related economic directives from local and state leaders are leaving many individuals and businesses on the brink of economic collapse. And property tax payments are due April 30.

It is time for property tax relief; payments due April 30 should be delayed at least. This is the approach being taken for income tax payments due to the IRS and the same logic/reasoning applies to local taxes. Our state and local leaders should address this subject now to give everyone time to consider this in their personal and business plans!

Joe Sutton

Lake Stevens

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