Property tax bills due on May 4th are now due June 1, 2020
The Selectboard is deeply aware of the economic crisis the coronavirus pandemic has caused for so many Gill residents and businesses, and is hopeful these tax due date extensions and interest waivers will provide some measure of relief. At the Gill Selectboard meeting held on Monday, April 13, 2020, it was voted to:
a) change the official due date for payment of the second-half property tax bills (real estate and person property) from May 4, 2020 to June 1, 2020;
b) change the official deadline for filing applications for property tax exemptions (such as elderly, blind, veteran) to June 1, 2020; and
c) waive any penalties and interest for late payments made between March 10, 2020 and June 29, 2020 on all bills (motor vehicle excise taxes, property taxes, sewer charges added to property taxes, and sewer charges) with due dates between March 10, 2020 and June 29, 2020.
The statutorily required notice to taxpayers of these local options adopted by the Town of Gill can be found within this notice: Tax_Due_Date_Extension_Notice_2020-04-14.pdf. Information for making a payment can be found in the same notice.
If a late payment is made on June 30, 2020 or after that date, interest will be calculated based on the due date of the bill. So, the calculation of interest will be based on the due date of June 1, 2020 for property taxes and the specific due dates for any motor vehicle excise bills or sewer bills.
The waiver described above does not include bills that had a due date before March 10, 2020. For instance, there will be no waiver of interest on a late payment made for a property tax bill that was due on November 4, 2019.
Like any business or household, the Town depends on adequate cash flow to pay its bills. If you are financially able to make your tax payments on time or early, it is greatly appreciated. If your real estate taxes are paid by a mortgage company, we ask you to contact them and request they submit your payment for the original due date.
Posted: to General News on Wed, Apr 15, 2020
Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2020