The equipment I use is my personal equipment; must I report it?

Yes. You must report all personal property that is associated and used in the ordinary course of business. Example: John operates an auto repair shop and uses his personal tools in the business. The tools are taxable as business personal property and must be reported.

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1. What is personal property?
2. How is personal property assessed?
3. How do I complete the Confidential Personal Property Return?
4. The equipment I use is my personal equipment; must I report it?
5. The equipment I use was a gift to me. How do I report this equipment?
6. We have incorporated since our last filing and the assets do not belong to the corporation, do we still have to report them?
7. Most of the equipment I use belongs to friends and family members. I have no idea of the equipment cost. Must I report equipment I do not own?
8. I only rent an office and all the furniture and equipment belongs to the landlord. Do I still have to complete the personal property form?
9. I lease all my equipment. Must I still complete a Personal Property return?
10. I have a business in my home. Do I need to file a Personal Property Return?
11. What are supplies?
12. May I amend my return after it has been filed?
13. Why don't you lower the values on my asset list?
14. I went out of business prior to January 1st. Must I file a return?
15. I sold my business. Do I need to report this information?
16. Does the Assessor prorate taxes between buyer and seller when a business is sold?
17. I went out of business on January 15th, do I need to file a return and pay personal property taxes?
18. I was not open for business on January 1st. Do I need to report?
19. How much is the late filing penalty?
20. We are an exempt organization. Do we need to file a personal property return?
21. We are a non-profit organization, why are we paying taxes on our personal property?
22. What happens if I refuse to file a Personal Property return?
23. How do I know if my business is located in Douglas County?
24. How do I contact the Assessor's Personal Property Section?