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COVID-19 RELATED LOCAL TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS

 


Property Tax Deferment Program for All Taxpayers

Effectively immediately any Real Property, Personal Property, and Motor Vehicle tax bills that are due on July 1, 2020 will not be considered delinquent until after October 1, 2020 per an Executive Order by Governor Lamont and approval by the Cheshire Town Council.

This deferral program seeks to provide additional relief on interest and penalties by extending the grace period for property taxes for those impacted by COVID-19.

 

Please note:

  • Real estate accounts in escrow and paid by a bank are not eligible for this program
  • No application is necessary for taxpayers including businesses, with the exception of landlords.
  • Landlords must qualify to be considered eligible via the application below:

Landlord Deferment Program Application

 


 

Property Tax Deferment Application (Landlords Only)

To be considered for a property tax deferment as a residential or commercial landlord, download the application form.  Complete and return the application with supporting documentation to wdonlin@cheshirect.org


 Sewer & Water Assessments Due May 1, 2020

Now Payable Through August 1, 2020

 Effectively immediately any sewer or water assessment bill that is due on May 1, 2020 will not be considered delinquent until after August 1, 2020 per an Executive Order by Governor Lamont and approval by the Cheshire Town Council.

 

This deferral program seeks to provide additional relief on interest and penalties for those impacted by COVID-19 by extending the grace period to pay sewer and water assessments by 30 days.  August 1, 2020 is now the last day to pay without interest.

 

No application is necessary.

 



Low Interest Rate Program

Effectively immediately this program reduces the rate of interest that is charged on a delinquent or past due local tax bill.  Interest is normally charge at the rate of 1.5% per month, or 18 % per year from the due date of the tax, with a portion of a month being considered a full month.  The Low Interest Rate Program lowers the rate of interest to 0.25% per month, or 3%per year, from the due date of the tax, for a period of 90 days.

This reduced interest rate program is applicable to delinquent payments during the 90 day period from April 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020.

This deferral program established by Executive Order by Governor Lamont and approved by the Cheshire Town Council seeks to provide additional relief on local taxes interest and penalties for taxpayers affected by COVID-19.

 

Last updated on Wednesday, April 29, 2020