The Rutherford County Property Assessor's Office has announced "Tangible Personal Property E-Filing" for the first time in Rutherford County history. Great strides have been made in the last six months to advance the ability of the assessor's office to make E-Filing available to individuals and businesses in Rutherford County. E-Filing will greatly speed up the process for the taxpayer and the administrative staff in the assessor's office.
The change should result in a savings of taxpayer dollars through a reduction in staffing costs and other improved efficiencies afforded via E-filing, according to assessor Rob Mitchell.
Below are instructions for filing electronically:
TAXPAYER INSTRUCTIONS FOR PP E-FILING
1). Contact the Personal Property Department of the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office and request a digital e-filing template for your business account(s). NOTE: Microsoft Excel is required to participate in this program.
2). Part One of the workbook has information regarding your account such as business name, address, etc. If any of this information is incorrect, please make changes. Please note in the second column with a “yes or no” if the information is different from last year. If the total depreciated value of all equipment needed to operate your business totals less than $1,000, please check the “Small Account” button near the bottom of this page.
3). Part Two of the workbook contains Owned Equipment used in the operation of your business and is designed to resemble the paper Tangible Personal Property Schedule you received in the mail. Please make any changes to costs as needed including additions, deletions and corrections in the Original Cost column.
4). Part Three requires you to report all Leased Tangible Personal Property. Please list all leases not currently shown, and make corrections, if any, to the information that is provided.
5). Once your information is saved in this workbook, please attach the excel file to an email and send firstname.lastname@example.org and provide any pertinent information you believe our office should know; changes to mailing address, ownership change, reason for large increase/decrease etc.
6). If you should choose to e-file, please print a copy of your filing for your records. Please do not complete the paper Tangible Personal Property Schedule and file it with our office also. This will create a duplication of documents in our office.
To speak with an associate regarding E-Filing please call 615-898-7761