Tax Deferment Program

According to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 9R, municipalities that have authorized a tax deferment program for taxpayers for July 1, 2020 tax payments can continue to offer the same relief to residents for taxes due January 1, 2021.  The Board of Selectmen at its December 21, 2020 meeting reaffirmed its decision to offer residents the three month tax deferment program on tax payments due January 1, 2021.
 

This Deferment Program offers taxpayers, businesses, nonprofits and residents a ninety (90) day deferment on real property, personal property or motor vehicles assessments from the time it became due and payable, without accruing interest. In essence, taxes due on January 1, 2021 will now be due on or before April 1, 2021. 

In accordance with the Executive Order, landlords, in order to prove eligibility, must provide documentation to the municipality that the parcel has or will suffer a significant income decline or that commensurate forbearance was offered to their tenants or lessees. Landlords must submit their applications to the Tax Collector by February 1, 2021. Once finalized, the application will be available on the town website under the Tax Collector Department page.

First Selectman Hoey stated, “We thank the Governor for giving municipalities the opportunity to provide financial relief to those community members who are dramatically impacted by the pandemic. It is my expectation that a significant number of our residents, not adversely impacted by this crisis, will be able and willing to pay their taxes on time. We urge those residents do so in order to protect the ability of those less fortunate to take advantage of the extension thereby diminishing the impact on the town’s cash flow and financial health.”

Taxpayers with questions or who require more information can contact the Town’s Tax Collector, Debi Milano at  milanod@ci.guilford.ct.us

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