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Town Manager Announces Tax Payer Relief Measures

by Connie Sartini
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the recently passed Municipal Relief Legislation has provided relief for taxpayers. Specific relief was given on the due dates of property taxes, as well as, allowing Towns
to waive interest and penalties on taxes.
     At the request of Treasurer/Tax Collector Michael Hartnett, the Select Board voted to approve the following actions:
• The date real estate and personal property and water district taxes are due is moved from Monday, May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020;
•  Payment of interest and penalty is waived in the event of late payment of any excise tax, betterment assessment or apportioned, water rate, annual sewer use or other charge added to the tax for any payments with a due date after March 10, 2020 and that the waiver may only be given if payment is made after the due date but before June 1, 2020.
•  Board of Assessors. In addition, the Select Board approved the request from the Board of Assessors to extend the due date for Exemption Applications. Pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, the Select Board may adopt the local option to extend the due date applications for Real Estate exemptions from April 1 to June 1.
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