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77-1701. Collection of taxes; county treasurer tax collector; statements; contents; special assessments; de minimis amount; how treated.(1) The county treasurer shall be ex officio county collector of all taxes levied within the county. The county board shall designate a county official to mail or otherwise deliver a statement of the amount of taxes due and a notice that special assessments are due, to the last-known address of the person, firm, association, or corporation against whom such taxes or special assessments are assessed or to the lending institution or other party responsible for paying such taxes or special assessments. Such statement shall clearly indicate, for each political subdivision, the levy rate and the amount of taxes due as the result of principal or interest payments on bonds issued by the political subdivision and shall show such rate and amount separate from any other levy. Beginning with tax year 2000, when taxes on real property are delinquent for a prior year, the county treasurer shall indicate this information on the current year tax statement in bold letters. The information provided shall inform the taxpayer that delinquent taxes and interest are due for the prior year or years and shall indicate the specific year or years for which such taxes and interest remain unpaid. The language shall read "Back Taxes and Interest Due For", followed by numbers to indicate each year for which back taxes and interest are due. Failure to receive such statement or notice shall not relieve the taxpayer from any liability to pay such taxes or special assessments and any interest or penalties accrued thereon. In any county in which a city of the metropolitan class is located, all statements of taxes shall also include notice that special assessments for cutting weeds, removing litter, and demolishing buildings are due.(2) Notice that special assessments are due shall not be required for special assessments levied by sanitary and improvement districts organized under Chapter 31, article 7, except that such notice may be provided by the county at the discretion of the county board or by the sanitary and improvement district with the approval of the county board.(3) A statement of the amount of taxes due and a notice that special assessments are due shall not be required to be mailed or otherwise delivered pursuant to subsection (1) of this section if the total amount of the taxes and special assessments due is less than two dollars. Failure to receive the statement or notice shall not relieve the taxpayer from any liability to pay the taxes or special assessments but shall relieve the taxpayer from any liability for interest or penalties. Taxes and special assessments of less than two dollars shall be added to the amount of taxes and special assessments due in subsequent years and shall not be considered delinquent until the total amount is two dollars or more. SourceLaws 1903, c. 73, § 144, p. 439; R.S.1913, § 6473; C.S.1922, § 5996; C.S.1929, § 77-1901; R.S.1943, § 77-1701; Laws 1969, c. 678, § 1, p. 2604; Laws 1979, LB 150, § 1; Laws 1981, LB 179, § 12; Laws 1983, LB 391, § 4; Laws 1995, LB 412, § 1; Laws 1996, LB 1362, § 8; Laws 1999, LB 194, § 31; Laws 1999, LB 881, § 7; Laws 2000, LB 968, § 60. AnnotationsA valid claim for personal taxes is a lien against the assets of an estate and has priority over the preferred claims provided for under the decedent act. In re Estate of Badberg, 130 Neb. 216, 264 N.W. 467 (1936).Notice to county treasurer is not demand on treasurer of district required as condition precedent to bringing suit for refund of school taxes. City Nat. Bank of Lincoln v. School Dist. of City of Lincoln, 121 Neb. 213, 236 N.W. 616 (1931).State, county, and municipal taxes are a first lien upon the assets of an insolvent state bank in hands of receiver and claim need not be filed as ordinary claims of creditor. State ex rel. Spillman v. Ord State Bank, 117 Neb. 189, 220 N.W. 265 (1928).Taxes due to new county if paid to treasurer of old county, may be recovered back. Fremont, E. & M. V. R. R. Co. v. Holt County, 28 Neb. 742, 45 N.W. 163 (1890).Taxes, levied and not due in unorganized county, are to be paid to treasurer of new county upon organization. Morse v. Hitchcock County, 19 Neb. 566, 27 N.W. 637 (1886).Upon organization of a new county, all taxes due to it are to be paid to its treasurer. Fremont, E. & M. V. R. R. Co. v. Brown County, 18 Neb. 516, 26 N.W. 194 (1886).