About 30 businesses that owe Thurston County personal property taxes might get that debt wiped away.
The Thurston County Treasurer’s Office has asked the Board of County Commissioners for permission to write off about $13,000 in unpaid taxes for 2016 and prior years.
About $9,500 of that debt is from businesses and corporations that are closed and have no assets or went bankrupt. An additional $3,400 is from mobile homes that have been destroyed.
“A continuous effort has been made by this office to collect the listed taxes,” states a memo from the Thurston County Treasurer’s Office to the commissioners. “The time, effort and expense to collect these taxes are not in the best interest of the county or other taxing districts.”
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The 10 businesses with the highest debt the county has deemed “uncollectible” are:
▪ Erin Air, about $2,366.
▪ Bonjour Cupcakes, about $1,376. (Debt was occurred at two locations.)
▪ TWC Aviation, about $767.
▪ Capelli 8 Salon, about $724.
▪ Xsalonce, about $699.
▪ Aqua Via, about $586.
▪ Mac N More, about $525.
▪ Whitefish Services, about $437.
▪ Spoil Me Nails, about $320.
▪ Yelm Bootcamp, about $318.
The county commissioners will consider the Treasurer’s Office request during their 2 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the county courthouse, Building 1, Room 269, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia.