Town of Bethel Municipal Center
Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker announced that the town is offering a ninety day tax deferral for residents facing financial hardships due to the COVID crisis.
In recognition of the financial hardships brought on the by global COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Bethel is offering all qualified taxpayers the opportunity to delay payment of real estate, property and utility taxes, charges and assessments for 90 days.
The tax deferment program is open to all qualified residents, non-profits and businesses, including landlords. To qualify, taxpayers must attest that their income has decreased by at least 20% during the emergency period due to layoffs, furloughs, business closures or other factor related to COVID-19.
The deferment program is in effect from January 1,2021, the day the public health emergency was declared by Governor Lamont. This means tax bills due January 1, 2021 will each be eligible for the 90-day deferral
IMPORTANT ITEMS OF NOTE
1. You must file your application for bills due January 1, 2021 by February 1, 2021 even if you have not received your bill. Failure to apply by February 1,2021 or an incomplete application will result in failure to qualify for this tax deferment.
2. Any bill not paid by 90 days from the due date April 1, 2021 will be subject to interest of 1 ½% per month back to the original due date of January 1, 2021.
3. The Town of Bethel accepts partial payments on all accounts.
Visit the town of Bethel website for the complete details and application instructions.