A message from your Property Appraiser-
Welcome to the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s website. As your Property Appraiser, I am personally dedicated to running this office in the most cost-effective manner possible without sacrificing our commitment to excellence in property valuation while providing quality and professional customer service to the taxpayers of Manatee County.
Early each calendar year our office mails tangible personal property tax returns to business owners of record. Tangible personal property is defined as everything other than real estate that is used in a business. Examples of tangible personal property include furniture, fixtures, computers, tools, machinery and equipment, signs, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased equipment or any other asset used within the business. If you are an owner of tangible personal property and you did not receive a return, it is for one of these reasons:
1. Our office does not have you in our records as an owner of tangible personal property. Click here to download a return. Return completed returns to our office before the filing deadline of April 3rd, 2017.
2. You may be exempt from filing a tangible personal property tax return. With the passage of Amendment 1, effective January 1, 2008, some taxpayers with less than $25,000 in business assets are not required to file a tax return. If our office believed you were waived from filing for the current tax year, you should have received a waiver postcard from us in early January. If you believe the value of your business assets is less than $25,000, you must file an INITIAL return with our office in order to receive the exemption in subsequent years. Failure to file a return constitutes a failure to “apply” for the exemption.
Please Note: Due to the statutory April 1st filing deadline falling on a Saturday this year, the deadline to file a timely 2017 personal property tax return is Monday, April 3rd.
For more information about Tangible Personal Property, visit the FAQ tab at the top of our homepage. Two helpful links are available: Tangible Personal Property and TPP Exemptions. If you have questions about your status as an owner of tangible personal property, email us at TPP@ManateePAO.com .
Please feel free to contact our knowledgeable staff should you have any questions about the process.