Tax Deferral Program For Those effected by COVID-19

JANUARY 2021 MUNICIPAL TAX RELIEF DEFERRAL PROGRAM

FOR THOSE FINANCIALLY IMPACTED BY COVID-19

NINETY-DAY GRACE PERIOD FOR QUALIFIED RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES & NON-PROFITS

 

Program Contact:                 Dorian Owens, Tax Collector

                                                860-413-3306 or dorianh@egtownhall.com

Program Description:          The second installment of taxes on Real Estate and Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes are due and payable on January 1, 2021. Normally there is a thirty-day grace period to February 1, 2021 for residents to pay their taxes. Under this program interest and penalties will be deferred until ninety days after the original due date for eligible applicants. To receive the interest deferral, you must submit an application to the Tax Collector along with appropriate documents including proof of residency or proof of ownership for a business. The application is attached. The deferral application must be submitted to the Tax Collector no later than January 18, 2021.

Eligibility                               Residents – Since July 1, 2020 the resident has been furloughed without pay, had their hours significantly reduced or are unemployed. As a result, the applicant has had at least a 20% reduction in household income.

                                                Business/Non-Profit – Revenue is expected to decrease at least 30% in the July to December 2020 period versus the July to December 2019 period at this property.

                                                Landlords – Documentation proves that the property has or will suffer a significant revenue decline or the owner has offered tenants commensurate forbearance (i.e. deferral of 25% of rent for the ninety days or a deferral of one month’s rent to be paid over the 90-day period).

How do I get started?           Contact the Tax Collector’s office with any questions. Fill out and sign the application, provide the appropriate documents, and submit.

Mailing Address:      East Granby Tax Collector

                                    P.O. Box 69

                                    East Granby CT 06026

                                                The deferral application must be submitted to the Tax Collector by January 18, 2021. Approved real estate and supplemental motor vehicle tax applicants will have until April 1, 2021 to pay their taxes without accruing interest and penalties.

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