Newton County Tax Commissioner

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Brent Bennett (D)

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Margaret Smith (D)

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Avis E. Williams (D)

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Marilyn Williams (D)

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Question #1

In light of concerns regarding prolonged wait times, unreturned phone calls, and the closure of the tax commissioner's office during lunch hours, a time when many citizens are available.

What strategies will you implement to enhance customer service efficiency and accessibility?

Brent Bennett (D)

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Margaret Smith (D)

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Avis E. Williams (D)

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Marilyn Williams (D)

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Question #2

Many citizens lack clarity regarding the role and responsibilities of the tax commissioner.

What initiatives do you propose to educate taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities concerning taxes, and how do you intend to enhance public awareness and understanding of the tax commissioner's role?

Brent Bennett (D)

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Margaret Smith (D)

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Avis E. Williams (D)

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Marilyn Williams (D)

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Question #3

How do you plan to increase transparency in financial reporting and provide taxpayers with clear insight into how their tax dollars are being utilized within the county?

Brent Bennett (D)

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Margaret Smith (D)

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Avis E. Williams (D)

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Marilyn Williams (D)

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Question #4

How will you collaborate with other county departments and agencies to streamline processes and improve service delivery?

Brent Bennett (D)

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Margaret Smith D)

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Avis E. Williams (D)

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Marilyn Williams (D)

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Question #5

What measures will you implement to ensure that employees within the tax commissioner's office receive adequate training, particularly in customer service skills, to better assist and support taxpayers in Newton County?

Brent Bennett (D)

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Margaret Smith (D)

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Avis E. Williams (D)

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Marilyn Williams (D)

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