Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 10:09 AM
The Winston County Commission hereby serves notice to the citizens of the county that, effective September 15, 2014, the county will be seeking collection of delinquent debts due to the county from the nonpayment of solid waste collection fees through Alabama’s income tax refund setoff program, established and administered pursuant to Ala. Code § 40-18-100 et seq.
Under this program, the Alabama Department of Revenue will intercept a taxpayer’s Alabama income tax refund if the taxpayer has an unpaid debt due to Winston County for the nonpayment of solid waste collection fees. The tax setoff program will be utilized to collect debts if:
1. The outstanding debt is at least $25.00 and
2. The outstanding debt is at least 60 days delinquent
The county will be submitting its first list of unpaid solid waste collection fees to the Alabama Department of Revenue by December 1, 2015 for debts which are at least 60 days delinquent as of November 1, 2015.
Persons who are delinquent in payment of solid waste collection fees are encouraged to pay their balance in full to avoid interception of your Alabama income tax refund. Contact the Winston County Sanitation Department to make payment or determine whether you have an outstanding debt subject to tax refund setoff.