Hundreds Clog CCB After Delinquent Tax Warnings Sent
7,000 Warrants Issued
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Hundreds of delinquent taxpayers clogged into the City-County Building on Monday, creating delays for people who work at the building and others.Warrants were issued for 7,000 taxpayers, and many of them showed up at the same time, eager to set up payments on overdue state taxes to avoid arrest."We received an inordinate amount of warrants from the Indiana Department of Revenue," said Julio Fernandez, spokesman for MCSD. "Because of the way the system works 3,000 went out one day, 4,000 the next."Lines were long outside the Marion County Sheriff's Office on the 11th floor. Many people told 6News they simply forgot to pay."I'm 77 years old. Why would you have a 77-year-old woman coming down here standing in line?" said Beulah Owens. "I just forgot to mail my taxes. When you get old, you do these things."The sheriff's department said that in the future, it will not send out more than 1,000 warrant notices in a single day to avoid massive congestion at the building.