Citizens who have not assessed their personal property taxes have until Wednesday, May 31 to do so.

Citizens who have not assessed their personal property taxes have until Wednesday, May 31 to do so.
According to Kasey Summerville, Clark County Assessor, citizens who do not assess their personal property by the deadline will have to pay a 10-percent assessment penalty.
"That is 10 percent of the assessed value," said Summerville.
Summerville said most of the revenue from the property taxes goes to the local school district. The remaining amount is broken down into certain percentages which are then distributed to the city, county, road department, Clark County Library, and sanitation department.
Staff with the assessor's office recently sent out emails to individuals reminding them to assess their personal property.
Summerville said the emails brought in a number of people who needed to do their assessments.
According to Summerville, between Jan.1 and May 31 of each year, individual taxpayers have the legal responsibility of reporting to the assessor all personal property in their possession as of Jan.1 or acquired between Jan 1. and May 31.
Unless the property was acquired between May 2 and May 31, the owner has 30 days from the date of acquisition to assess it without penalty.
Property owners who need to assess their taxes can visit the assessor's office in the Clark County Courthouse, contact the assessor's office at (870) 246-4431, or online at www.scoutassess.com.
"We try to make it as convenient as possible," said Summerville.
In addition, Summerville reminds homestead property owners who recently turned 65 to notify her office to receive their Homestead Value Freeze.

For additional information, visit the county assessor's office Facebook page at Clark County Arkansas Assessor's Office.