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EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF A COMPLETE AND PROVEN SOLUTION TO MANAGING YOUR SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

  • Special Assessment Records - manage both maintenance and improvement districts.
  • Four Assessment methods - create a district using any one of the following:
  • Proportional units such as area, taxable value, or frontage
  • Rate codes such as residential, commercial, etc.
  • Flat amount
  • Fixed rate per proportional unit
  • Receipting - take full or partial payments. Assessments can be receipted individually or through a batch entry document.
  • Prepayment Calculation - Easily calculate, in advance, principle payoffs. Option to take partial payments on balance of principle.
  • Penalty and interest assessments on delinquent taxes - System calculates based on date of payment. Percentage entered by user.
    Interest calculations may be one of the following -
  • Serial (Principal amount per payment equal over life of SID)
  • Amortized (Payment amount equal over life of SID)
  • Summary Finances (Principal and Interest payments are set up for SID and individual properties calculated from master schedule)
  • Parcel Finances (Principal and Interest payments are setup for individual parcels)
  • Recalculation of SID schedules due to variable interest rate** - rebuilds remaining unbilled principle and interest amortization table based on new rate.
  • Form Letters - Provides merge data fields so you can use your word processor to create custom delinquent, assessment, or other types of notices.
  • Transfer information to/from counties using Black Mountain Software systems - This includes download of annual name/address updates and receipt information and upload of annual assessment information. May be customized for links to other software.
  • Payment History query - information available onscreen by assessment
  • Tax query - showing property information, tax amount by due date, and status (paid, unpaid), assessment lines to be paid. Tax payments may be calculated by setting the payment (interest) date.
  • Search for Properties - Tax ID, Name, In Care of Name, Geo Code, Township/Range/Section or Subdivision Tax ID # - Changeable
  • Accounting Integration - System journalizes all receipt entries for posting to the BMS general ledger.
  • Capitalization of Interest - when bond payments are due in advance of assessments being billed, interest may be capitalized over the life of the SID
  • Defer Property assessment billing - Individual properties may be marked to exclude them from billing

THERE ARE MANY BUILT IN REPORTS AND REPORT VARIATIONS. A FEW EXAMPLES ARE

  • Tax Roll Book
  • Tax Statements
  • Assessment Notice
  • Assessed Value Recap
  • Name and Address List
  • Mailing Labels
  • Receipt Detail
  • Daily Receipt Summary
  • Receipt History
  • Billing Detail
  • Uncollected Taxes
  • SAMSID/Accounting Reconciliation
  • Tax/Assessment Reconciliation
  • SID Detail
  • Deferred Principal Balances
  • Reports can be printed to screen for preview, directly to printer, to a file or to email

Other Applications

The following applications are designed to work hand-in-hand with SAM/SID special assessment and improvement district manager:

"SAM/SID special assessment and improvement district manager" is part of the Black Mountain Software Government Accounting line of products, developed by Black Mountain Software.

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