Williams Works With Governor Malloy to Grant Quarterly Property Taxpayers Grace Period from Interest

BROOKLYN, CT – November 2, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — With residents across Connecticut are consumed with recovery efforts as the result of Hurricane Sandy, State Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr., (Brooklyn/Killingly) today asked Governor Malloy to issue an executive order granting taxpayers a 15 day grace period from the accrual of interest on personal property and real property in the 12 Connecticut towns with October installments due November 1st.

Governor Malloy has granted Senator Williams request and has issued an executive orders.

“Hurricane Sandy has turned upside-down the lives of hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents,” said Senator Williams “The least we can do is give folks with quarterly property taxes due on November first a 15 day grace period from interest. I want to thank Killingly Revenue Collector Patricia Monahan for bringing this to my attention and Governor Malloy for his work in providing taxpayers relief. ”

“Getting life back to normal is going to take some time, but this Executive Order will give residents some breathing room to avoid accumulating interest fees,” said Governor Malloy. “Local leaders and legislators have advocated strongly for their communities—this is important in the effort to help people recover from Hurricane Sandy.”

According to Office of Policy and Management, the following 12 towns have quarterly due date’s for real property taxes:

Andover, Bethel, Brooklyn, Danbury, Fairfield, Killingly, Meriden, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Sharon, Trumbull, Westport

Of these 12 towns, nine also have quarterly due dates for personal property taxes:

Andover, Brooklyn, Danbury, Killingly, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Sharon, Trumbull, Westport

Sec. 12-146. Tax, when delinquent. Interest. Waiver of interest, when. Unless the context otherwise requires, wherever used in this section, “tax” includes each property tax and each installment and part thereof due to a municipality as it may have been increased by interest, fees and charges. If any tax due in a single installment or if any installment of any tax due in two or more installments is not paid in full (1) on or before the first day of the month next succeeding the month in which it became due and payable, or if not due and payable on the first day of the month, (2) on or before the same date of the next succeeding month corresponding to that of the month on which it became due and payable, the whole or such part of such installment as is unpaid shall thereupon be delinquent and shall be subject to interest from the due date of such delinquent installment.

Contact:
Adam Joseph
adam.joseph (at) cga.ct (dot) gov
860-240-8641

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