Pay Property taxes (Real Estate & Personal Property) in Benton County, Arkansas online using this service.
In some cases the answer would be no, in addition, surviving spouses and minor dependents of disabled veterans may not be required to pay those property taxes. Please contact the Benton County Collector's office to get more info about your specific case.
Taxes are due October 15 of each year and you are able to begin paying the first business day in March of each year.
In Arkansas we pay taxes one year behind. For example, you will receive a bill for your 2018 assessment in 2019.
Amendment 79 to the Arkansas State Constitution provides for a Homestead Property Tax Credit of up to $350 for qualifying properties. This credit reduces the amount of real property taxes for the qualifying property.
For the property to qualify, it must be the homeowner's primary and principal place of residence. Under no circumstances may a property owner claim more than one (1) homestead property tax credit per calendar year. For questions about the tax credit, please call the Benton County Assessor's office at 479-271-1037, and ask to speak with the Homestead Department.
The Freeze does not freeze your taxes, it freezes your Taxable Value. When you reach the age of 65 (or if you are older) you qualify for a Freeze. This also applies if you are on Social Security Disability. Simply supply us with a copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate for verification of age.
If you are disabled, a copy of your Medicare card or Award letter from Social Security will work as verification. You will not lose the Freeze unless you add on to your home. At that point the Freeze will be removed and reapplied at the new value. The taxable value will be frozen but if the millage rate changes your taxes can also change.
From October 15th, a 10% penalty (plus interest on real estate) is applied to the outstanding amount must be paid along with taxes due.