Landowners with 10 acres or more of agricultural land or five acres of horticultural land — with a gross production income of $1,000 for three proceeding years — may be eligible for inclusion into the present-use value program during the listing period from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31. Landowners with five acres of aquacultural land (or 20,000 pounds of aquatic species sold annually) or twenty acres of forestland may also be eligible.
Listing a property into the present-use value program allows the land to be appraised at present-use value, which is usually less than market value. The present-use value of the property is listed in the Haywood County Tax Administrator’s Office as deferred taxes. Any agricultural landowner interested in listing his property may contact the Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District for more information on the program at 828-452-2741, ext. 3, or the Haywood County Tax Administrator’s Office at 828-452-6734.
A special workshop on present-use value will also take place on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 6:30 pm in the meeting room located at the USDA Service Center, 589 Raccoon Road in Waynesville. Representatives from the Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Haywood County Tax Administrator’s Office, the Bethel Rural Community Organization, and the Southwestern NC Resource Conservation and Development Council will show a presentation and be available to answer your questions.
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