A message from the Tax Collector regarding taxes due on January 1, 2021

Posted on
December 18, 2020
Town Hall

The Tax Collectors Office was notified on December 17, 2020 that Governor Lamont had issued an Executive Order regarding Taxes Due January 1, 2021.

In response to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 9R (EO9R) the last day to pay these taxes without interest will be April 1, 2021. Any tax unpaid on April 2, 2021 will be subject to 6% interest. The program is automatically extended to all taxpayers for personal property, and supplemental motor vehicle tax bills.  Real estate taxes will also automatically qualify for the program except for the following two exceptions.

1. Real estate tax accounts for which a bank holds an escrow account. These financial institutions will be responsible for paying their client’s real estate taxes due on January 1, 2021 within the normal 30 day grace period and will be subject to 3% interest on February 2, 2021.

2. Real estate tax accounts for Residential and Commercial Landlords unless they provide the Tax Collector with documentation that either the parcel will suffer significant income decline, or that commensurate forbearance has been offered to their tenants.  

This notice applies to property located and taxed in the Town of Litchfield only.  If you own property located in another municipality, you should verify what that municipality has done with respect to EO7S and EO9R.

If you have any questions please contact me at hbunnell@townoflitchfield.org or call the Tax Office 860-567-7557

Thank you,

Helen Ruwet Bunnell

Tax Collector