Jefferson County Explains Tax Bill Snafu

There is confusion in Jefferson County over a pair of errors that impacted nearly seven-thousand tax bills. The gaffes left phones ringing off the hook in the county collector’s office, and folks working late at a St. Louis printing company responsible for the mistake.

Specialty Mailing, a St. Louis company contracted to print and mail the bills, confirms it was their software that caused the problems. The first issue was with personal property tax bills. About four thousand people received bills stating they owned many cars in addition to their own. The monetary figures regarding assessment and amount owed were correct