Property Tax is collected for Personal Property as well as Real Property if the personal property is used in a business. The personal property is taxable at the same rate as real property in the same area. Personal property is different than real property in that it is moveable.
Filing a Listing
If you use personal property that is not exempt you must complete a Personal Property Tax Listing form by April 30th of each year. Our office mails out a pre-filled listing for owners who have listed in the past already on or near January 1st. Whether or not you receive this listing you are responsible for completing and sending in your listing each year even if there are no changes to your account. Failure to file can cause a penalty of 5% per month late up to a maximum of 25% on your tax.
More information can be found from the Department of Revenues Personal Property Tax Fact Sheet (PDF).
If you have any questions regarding Personal Property Listings you can reach out to Krystyne Sanchez at Krystyne.Sanchez@co.yakima.wa.us or Personal.Property@co.yakima.wa.us.