AS CITY PREPARES TO CLOSE BOOKS FOR FY 08-09, RESIDENTS HAVE A LAST CHANCE TO PAY TAXES OR RISK CONSEQUENCES
(7/29/2009) NEW HAVEN- On August 3rd, the New Haven tax office will accept final payments for this year’s tax bills without applying interest, penalties or placing liens on property. After the August 3rd deadline, residents who haven’t paid their tax bills will be subject to having liens placed on their property and, in some cases, run the risk of foreclosure. Residents are encouraged to make payments this week to avoid unnecessary consequences. The City, despite challenging economic times, has been able to achieve high tax collection rates for several years even sustaining a rate of 98.3 percent last year. Also noteworthy is the fact that a year ago, the real estate portion of the tax levy collected was 99.04 percent.
“We are proud of our high collection rate because when everyone pays their share, everyone pays less,” said Maurine Villani, Tax Collector. “All residents need to be responsible and pay what they owe on time. For those families experiencing tough times, we’ll work with you to create a reasonable payment plan.”
For the convenience of residents, tax bills can be paid in person during the Tax Office’s extended hours of 8am-6pm Monday through Friday until August 3rd and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays or they can pay by phone or online. Residents can enjoy the flexibility and rewards of credit card payments for fees and taxes by calling 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) or visiting www.officialpayments.com. There is a nominal fee for using this service. Residents must use JURISDICTION CODE 1729 when making payments via the phone or email systems.
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