This chart shows our recent success with three "new" programs in Iredell, Gates and Yancey Counties. All three of these counties made a commitment to reduce their delinquent tax accounts through the systematic assignment of the associated parcels to our firm for foreclosure.
As you can see, these three counties represent three different regions of North Carolina. Gates County is in the coastal plain, Iredell County is in the piedmont and Yancey County is in the mountain region. And these counties also represent rural and urban North Carolina, with Iredell County ranking in the largest population group of counties and Gates and Yancey ranking in the smallest population group of counties, according the State Treasurer's Office, from which this data was obtained. In terms of population we represent the smallest county in North Carolina, Tyrrell, and the fourth largest county in North Carolina, Forsyth. Our clients are located on the Tennessee, Virginia and South Carolina borders, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and areas in between. Whether the economy of your locale is driven by agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, higher education or the medical sciences, we have the experience to deal with all types of taxpayers to collect large amounts of delinquent revenue while leaving the smallest possible footprint behind.
Please also consider that these figures pertain to the collection rate of the "current levy," for "non-motor vehicle" taxes, that is, the taxes levied for the current period on real property, and do not pertain to delinquent taxes. We use these figures because they represent the effect a Zacchaeus Legal Services comprehensive tax foreclosure program can have not only on your delinquent accounts, but also on the amounts currently due. The reason? We think it is two-fold. First, NCGS Section 105-374 requires that all taxes, not simply the delinquent taxes, must be paid before a foreclosure suit can be dismissed. Secondly, once your Tax Office becomes serious about its foreclosure program and the public becomes aware of the consequences of failing to pay their taxes on time, delinquency rates fall. You are welcome to call one of our many clients to confirm their positive experience in this regard.