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\n \n \n \n\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\n\n\nSumter_Intro\n\n\nSumter\nCounty
\n2020 Tax Certificate Sale\n

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\n1. The Tax Certificate\nSale of unpaid 2019 real property taxes will take place on June 1, 2020.\nThe sale will be conducted on the County's tax certificate auction web\nsite, BidSumter.com.\nBidders can review the advertised list of unpaid\nreal property taxes and submit bids on the web site starting on May 8,\n2020.
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\nIf you do not have access to a computer, The Tax\nCollector will provide public access computers by appointment at\ndesignated locations.
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\n2. In order to submit bids, you must complete the following steps\non BidSumter.com:
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  1. Complete online registration
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  3. Complete an IRS Form W-9
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  5. Establish a Budget
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  7. Submit a deposit representing 10% of intended purchases
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  9. Receive bidder number assignment
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\nA Social Security number\nor employer identification number must be provided for each buyer and\nmust belong to the person listed on the W-9 form.\nRedemption payments and 1099 interest earnings will be issued exactly\nas indicated on your W-9 form. Until the tax sale is complete, no\nchanges will be made to the bidder number issued. A change of name or\ntax identification number will constitute an assignment and is subject\nto a transfer fee for each certificate changed.
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\n3. Bidding starts at 18% and interest is bid down in 1/4 percent\nincrements. A \"zero\ninterest\" (0%) bid will get the bidder the certificate with NO interest.\nWhen your bid is recognized as the low bid on the Results Page, you are\nobligated to pay for the certificate even if the bid was unintentional.
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\n4. The properties will be auctioned in the order listed in the\nnewspaper. Some\nitems listed in the newspaper and on the web site will not be auctioned\ndue to payments being received after the list was prepared for\npublication.
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\n5. After the sale bidders are given an invoice for the balance due. Bidders\nmust make payment for purchases no later than 5:00 pm EDT on June 3, 2020.  A bidder failing to make payment in the\nspecified\ntime will forfeit all certificate purchases and may be barred from\nfuture sales.
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\n6. The Tax Collector\nreserves the right to cancel or correct certificates issued in error.\nInterest payments may be affected by bankruptcies, U.S. Marshal\nseizures, property taken over by a receiver, etc.
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\n7. Caution: This is not\na sale of real property.\nIt is a lien for the amount of delinquent taxes plus interest. Contact\nwith property owners initiated by certificate owners to encourage\npayment at any time is not recommended. Contact or behavior of a\ncertificate holder deemed unfair or deceptive may result in criminal\nprosecution. A tax deed application is the proper and legal method to\ncompel payment.
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\nRandy Mask\nSumter County Tax\nCollector
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