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  • A helpful arrangement of frequently used Cherokee County online resources
  • Commonly requested forms and documents for a variety of departments and agencies
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DEPARTMENTS

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  • Links to every department and agency under the jurisdiction of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners
  • Contact information for departments with the name of the department/agency head
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TAX PAYERS

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  • Information about and links to both the Tax Commissioner and Tax Assessor's Office. (They are very different organizations)
  • Quick links to both the Paying your Taxes online and the Real Estate Search applications.
  • Information about Homestead Exemptions
  • Information about Property Taxes, Millage Rates, and Car Tags

COURT SYSTEM

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  • A page listing every judicial and court system in Cherokee County with a brief introduction to what they cover
  • Quick links to Jury Duty Information, Traffic Citation Payments, Court Calendars, Deeds and Records Search, Passport Information, and a lot more

CONTACTING US

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  • Ways to contact the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, Department and Agency Heads, and State Agencies and Offices
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  • Quick Link to Finding Your Commissioner
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Benefits|FSA

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Flexible Spending Accounts

FSA provided by Ameriflex

Customer Service Number: 888.868.3539

Website: www.myameriflex.com

 

What is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and how does it work?

An FSA is a type of savings program that’s set up by your employer. It’s like a savings account where you contribute a certain amount of money from each paycheck before taxes are taken out. (That money is also called pre-tax dollars.)
The amount you can put into your FSA is called an “annual election.” During open enrollment, you decide how much money to put into your FSA for the upcoming plan year. Then a certain amount is taken out of your paycheck in equal amounts during the plan year until it equals your total annual election. The money is flexible so you can spend it to pay for your eligible FSA expenses. Some of those expenses you may already be paying for out of your own pocket. (See below for different types of eligible expenses.)

Give yourself a raise.

Having an FSA means you’re paying less tax. And that means you’re increasing your take-home pay. It’s like giving yourself a raise! Of course, how much you save depends on your income tax bracket. For example, if you’re in a 30% tax bracket, you can save $30.00 for every $100 that you put into your FSA. So, if you put $1,000 into your FSA one year, you increase your annual take home pay by $300.

Use your health FSA for these types of eligible out-of-pocket expenses:

What else you should know about a health FSA?

Want to save money on dependent care? Enroll in a dependent care FSA.

Current tax laws let you set aside up to $5,000 per plan year to pay for work-related child daycare or adult dependent care.

Use your dependent care FSA for these types of eligible work-related expenses:

 

 

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