The Jefferson County
Treasurer is warning people to be aware of a scam targeting individuals by
mail. Two people have contacted the Jefferson County Treasurer stating they
received letters notifying them of a State Tax Lien against them and that the
State Taxing Authority may be prepared to garnish wages, freeze assets and bank
accounts and/or seize any and/or all personal property to satisfy outstanding
tax debt. These letters are not from the IRS, Jefferson County or Washington
State, and no liens were recorded against these citizens.
letters do not provide any return address, and they only provide a phone number
to call to pay them to help settle the debt. Be careful, and know that
Washington State agencies and Jefferson County will always include their
mailing address and phone number with any correspondence. Verify any contact information is correct to
avoid falling victim to such scams.
tax notices for Jefferson County property taxes were mailed on May 15,
2018. These statements include contact
information for the Jefferson County Treasurer with mailing address, office
address and phone number. If you’re uncertain
about property taxes owed, please contact the Jefferson County Treasurer at
(360) 385-9150, or visit the office in the Jefferson County Courthouse between
the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.