The purpose in advising is to guide districts through the millage process. Some districts may choose to complete their own paperwork, and may only desire consultation services. Millage Management will analyze the districts needs to continue generating revenue for the taxing body. Often districts will request that a representative attend a meeting, or need assistance in hosting a subsequent meeting. Millage Management has been established to serve its customers in the most convenient ways possible. Meetings, conference calls, virtual calls, and emails are methods that can be used to communicate and advise districts through the legal process.
Millage affidavits are legal, notarized documents specific to elected or non-elected boards. Affidavits are composed to levy a millage, and are a crucial step in the ad valorem tax process. The documents validate the legal requirements needed to complete the district’s course of action for levying the millage rate. In addition to constructing the necessary affidavits, Millage Management verifies the compliance of the notary who is chosen to notarize the document.
Millage Management keeps up-to-date information and relevant details concerning the district's board members. Details concerning the officers, member contact information, and voting results are important to levying ad valorem taxes.
The services below are just a few that Millage Management has to offer. Contact us to see which services best fits your district's needs.
Millage Management obtains a certified copy of the procés verbal from the parish’s clerk of court and the secretary of state.
Millage processes can be tedious if they are not managed properly. A timeline serves as a vital tool for ensuring compliance. Millage Management provides a timeline to verify that deadlines are met to accurately complete the district’s plan of action.
Certain millage processes require the district to notify specified senator(s), representative(s), and the district’s governing body. Millage Management informs those individuals who are required to be notified by law.
Press releases are required to be sent to broadcast media, including a newspaper with substantial publication. Press releases notify the media of the district’s public hearing/meeting and the actions that will be taken at the meeting.
Notices are provided to districts for public hearings/meetings to execute the millage rate process, as required by law. The notice details the date, time, place, and agenda.
Publications are required by law to protect the citizens of the district. The purpose of a publication is to make taxpayers aware of possible tax increases. Some publications are required to be published during certain timelines, as required by law. Additionally, circulation counts should be obtained to verify the public’s access to the required publication. Millage Management constructs and formats the publication(s), verifies the circulation count, and ensures said publication(s) meets the standards, as mandated by the legislature.
Resolutions summarize the public meeting held to adopt and properly levy a millage. The resolution states the rate(s) and the tax assessor and tax collector’s responsibilities. Furthermore, it specifies the vote count and quorum. Said resolution(s) serve as the certificate to the truth and foregoing of adopting a millage rate.
Projections provide districts with options. Revenue projections allow the board or elected official to explore the course of action for levying the desired rate. Millage Management provides customers with a projection for the upcoming tax year. Said projections detail the taxable value, and specify the amount of revenue to be collected.
In the event a district has an updated website, Millage Management provides customers with details that should be posted to the site. Said details pertain to the date, time, and place of the district’s meeting.