Unpaid property taxes have increased dramatically since 2008. You can read the reports for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Unpaid taxes from 2012 is currently $3,165,175.65, while 2008 is $2,170.82, 2009 is $8,031.08, 2010 is $24,008.04 and 2011 is $513,879.55.
Blount County will likely collect a good portion of the unpaid 2012 taxes, but $3.165M is far more than $514K from the previous year and $2,170.82 from 2008.
Could the weak economy and the tax increase be driving the increase in unpaid taxes? The Commission should consider this wisely before thrusting another tax increase on the people.