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Treasurer-Tax Collector

Treasurer-Tax Collector

The Treasurer-Tax Collector is an elected County official whose duties are mandated by State law and the County Charter. These duties include banking, investment, disbursement and accountability for public funds; the billing and collection of secured and unsecured property taxes for all local governments; and administering the Improvement Bond Acts of 1911, 1913 and 1915. The Treasurer-Tax Collector also administers the County’s Deferred Compensation Program.

Mailed 993,821 secured property tax bills and collected approximately $6.05 billion in Fiscal Year 2017-2018

The current collection rate is at 97% for unsecured and 99.2% for secured taxes

Processed a total of 37,005 property tax refunds valued at $76,448,350

Collected over $5 million in TOT revenue from establishments in unincorporated areas of the County

Online property tax sale resulted in record 323 properties being sold, totaling $3.1 million

50% enrollment by County employees in 457 plan

Combining the 457 and 401(a) plans, participation rate of 66%; the industry average 457 participation rate is 43.3% according the 2017 National Association of Government Defined Contribution Plan Administrators survey of Defined Contribution plans

The County of San Diego has an average participant account balance of $85,298; the industry average account balance is $48,416 according to the 2017 National Association of Government Defined Contribution Plan Administrators survey of Defined Contribution plans

As of 7/1/18, the voluntary deferred compensation plan assets total $1.56 billion


NACo 2018 Online Electronic Tax Sale Notification Program

NACo 2018 How to Pay by e-Check Video

Managed an AAA-rated investment pool that reached a peak of $11.6 billion

Processed electronic fund transfers to pool participants totaling $10.6 billion

 

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