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Letter: Commissioners can take on additional tasks

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Your locally elected Commissioner of the Revenue is your first line of contact to assist you with both state and local tax issues. Consumer-friendly offices are staffed to help both individuals and businesses with their real estate and personal property taxes, including the personal property tax relief program. In many localities, the commissioner’s office may also operate as a DMV office, providing a convenient one-stop shop for both state and local vehicle license registration and personal property tax assistance.

Your commissioner also administers taxes adopted by the local governing body for businesses in the areas of license, consumer utility, machinery and tool taxes, merchant’s capital taxes, and meals, lodging and cigarettes taxes. They also oversee the special tax relief and land usage programs.

As a Commissioner of the Revenue, I, like so many other commissioners, believe there are more opportunities for the state and local governm...

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