Tax Assessor-Collector Reclaims $1.6 Million in Delinquent Taxes
Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has successfully recovered $1.6 million in delinquent taxes, after releasing his list of Top 10 Delinquent Tax Violators.
“We put pressure on these account holders to pay their fair share,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “I’m incredibly proud of our efforts. With the help of local media, we were able to collect payments from three of the top 10 delinquent accounts, as well as recover $985,705 from a bankruptcy case.”
During a recent Houston City Council meeting, Sullivan presented a check to Mayor Sylvester Turner for $330,488.
“As a former council member, I know firsthand, collections likes these are vital for the City of Houston and our entire region to help support services and critical infrastructure,” said Sullivan.
The Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for collecting taxes for Harris County. It collects more than $6 billion each year, with a 98 percent collection rate.
The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office Property Tax Division maintains approximately 1.5 million tax accounts and collects property taxes for 71 taxing entities including Harris County. The Tax Assessor-Collector's office collects more than $6 billion in property taxes each year.