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Delinquent Collection Planning


The planning process is the linchpin for the success of our clients in collecting delinquent taxes. Planning is used to accomplish a main goal: scheduling timelines based on the needs of the client and the legal requirements for delinquent tax sales.

Step 1: New Clients: We will begin the planning process immediately upon signing with Appalachian Mountain Services, Inc.

Step 2: Annually: We start the planning process in August for the following year. This will establish a course of action for the following year's delinquent tax collections.

Step 3: Follow up: Our Director of Planning will continue to ensure the timelines that were established during the planning process, phase one, successfully provides support during the year. If it is determined that an alteration to the timeline is necessary, the Director of Planning or one of our other Managers will be available to facilitate the changes as needed.

The Planning Session: What to Expect

We will be asking several questions during the planning session, such as:

  • When is the current tax year mail date?

  • When is the current tax year due date?

  • What day during the month does interest roll for the current and previous year's delinquent taxes? 

  • What date(s) are penalty(ies) added?

  • Does the taxing authority send out a late notice(s)?

  • Who will be sending the Intent to Fi.Fa. notices?

  • When will current year tax Fi.Fi.’s be issued?

  • When will current year tax Fi.Fi.’s be recorded?

  • What tax sale dates are most beneficial for the taxing authority?

With this information, we will be able to create an efficient delinquent ad valorem tax collection plan. Ultimately, the goal is to maximize the number of delinquent tax collection opportunities prior to and after beginning the tax sale process.

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