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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:      When should I expect my tax bill?

A:      Tax bills will be mailed on or before July 1, the due date.  By state law, failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or interest payments.  If you do not receive a tax bill, contact the Tax Collector's office and find out why.

Q:      How much interest is accrued?

A:      1 ½% per month, 18% per year.

Q:      How many times a year do you bill?

A:      Once a year for motor vehicle unless you have a supplemental or partial bill because you bought a new vehicle or transferred plates during the year.  Real estate will be billed once with two (2) coupons for each installment.

Q:      Why are you charging me for tax information I need to file my income taxes?

A:      This is duplicate information that was already provided to you when the original bill went out.

Q:      Can I make partial payments if I can’t pay the bill in full?

A:      Yes.  We do not have payment plans, but you can make partial payments.  On the first of the month, interest will be applied to whatever balance there is.

Q:      Am I still responsible for the bill even if I don’t receive it?

A:      Yes.  The statute places the responsibility on the taxpayer.  The tax office makes every attempt to get the bill to the taxpayer.  CT State Statute Section 12-130 states “Failure to send out any such bill or statement shall not invalidate the tax”.  


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