ATTN GRISWOLD TAXPAYER: Important Tax Information For Residents For 2021
This article was published on: 12/21/20 1:56 PM by Mike Minarsky
The Town of Griswold and Borough of Jewett City have adopted a “Deferment Program by Application” regarding Executive Order 9R (Previously adopted per Executive Order 7S, Section 6 and Executive Order 7W, Section1) by order of Governor Lamont for tax bills coming due January 1, 2021. The requirements are listed below:
- If you have been economically impacted by COVID-19; i.e., furloughed, laid off, reduction in work hours, etc. due to the pandemic emergency, you can apply to have a “Deferment (Extended Grace Period)” on the upcoming tax bills becoming due January 1, 2021 by way of required application provided by the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM).
- All applications must be completed including signature (printed name on fillable PDF application) with the appropriate reasoning checked off, and returned to the tax collector either by mail to Town of Griswold, c/o Tax Collector, P.O. Box 369, Jewett City, CT 06351, scan and e-mail to email@example.com or in an envelope marked Tax Collector and placed in the drop box on the right side of the town hall by February 1, 2021.
- This “Deferment Program” (extended grace period) allows you to have 3 months to pay your upcoming tax bill without penalty rather than the traditional 1 month. This means the last day to pay your tax bill due January 1, 2021 will be April 1, 2021.
- All taxes that remain unpaid on April 2, 2021 are subject to interest at 1.5% per month from the original due date of January 1, 2021. This means all delinquent bills on April 2, 2021 will have an interest rate charge of 6% (4 months X 1.5%).
- Landlords are also eligible for the program and the Executive Order states that in order to be eligible the “landlord,” or any taxpayer that rents or leases to any commercial, residential or institutional tenants or lessees, must provide “documentation” to the municipality that the property being taxed has, or will, suffer a significant income decline, or that commensurate forbearance was offered to the tenants or lessees as follows:
- RESIDENTIAL: (A) Documentation confirming forbearance was offered or (B) that the property will suffer a significant revenue decline related to the COVID-19 emergency. COMMERCIAL: (A) Documentation confirming deferral of 25% of rent for 3 months from January 1, 2021, (B) a deferral of one (1) month’s rent to be paid over the three (3) month period, or forbearance substantially similar to (A) or (B).
- January 1, 2021, (B) a deferral of one (1) month’s rent to be paid over the three (3) month period, or forbearance substantially similar to (A) or (B).