Property taxes due May 4, no delay . . . yet

Graham County Treasurer May Bingham is pictured here with Jarom Lunt at the 2015 SalsaFest. - Gila Valley Central Photo

SAFFORD – Graham County Treasurer Mary Bingham announced Wednesday that the second half property taxes are now due and the last day to pay without interest is May 4.

However, the Arizona County Treasurer’s Association is asking Gov. Doug Ducey and the state Legislature to extend the deadline to June 1.

“We understand that this is a very stressful time, especially for those suffering direct effects from this public health crisis. Ensuring the health, safety and economic tranquility of our citizens is of the utmost importance. All 15 county treasurers stand together in our commitment to help in any way we can and urge our governor and Legislature to take immediate action in extending the May 1 property tax delinquency deadline to June 1,” said Sarah Benatar, Coconino County treasurer and president of the  association.

In an executive order, the governor recently extended the deadline to file state income taxes to July 15, the same extended deadline to file federal taxes.