The Bristol Press – Second installment of Bristol personal property, property taxes to come
BRISTOL – Bristol’s tax collector, Ann Bednaz, recently reminded residents of the city that the second installment of personal and immovable property tax on the October 1, 2020 big list will be due and payable on January 1, 2022.
Officials said those who don’t have a bank to pay their property taxes can check their July bill for a remittance coupon for personal property and property taxes. The coupon must be used to send the January payment and the tax office does not re-invoice the January deposit.
Owners of motor vehicles registered between the dates of October 2, 2020 and July 1, 2021 are liable for motor vehicle tax for vehicles on the Bristol Supplemental Motor Vehicle Big List 2020. These invoices should be mailed on December 31, 2021 and the tax is due and payable on January 1, 2022 and is past due after February 1, 2022.
“Failure to receive an invoice for any reason will not invalidate the tax and/or interest penalty under state law, nor will it avoid the real estate lien that the city is required to to file in the land records against all properties on which there is a tax balance due after March 31, 2022,” the tax office noted.
UCC bonds are filed with the Connecticut Secretary of State on unpaid personal property taxes such as business equipment. Motor vehicle taxes that are considered overdue are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles, which will in turn delay residents from renewing a registration or registering new vehicles.
Current tax bills can be paid from January 1, 2022 to February 1, 2022 at any branch of People’s United Bank and it does not have to be within Bristol’s borders. Residents paying in this manner are requested to provide the current tax coupon with payment by check or cash. The service is free and is only provided in the January collection month, then becomes available again with the July collection.
Payments must be made at the Tax Collector’s Office at City Hall at 111 N. Main St., online, at the People’s Bank branch, or by mail and postmark by or on February 1 2022. Otherwise, taxes may be considered past due and may then have an interest rate of 1.5% attached per month from the due date of January 1, 2022. The minimum interest charges calculated are $2 under Connecticut State Law 12-146.
The tax office will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information regarding municipal taxes and deadlines and to make payments, residents are encouraged to visit the Bristol Municipal webpage. Residents who have received an invoice for a vehicle they no longer own or have questions about appraisals and exemptions should call the appraiser’s office at 860-584-6240.
Mailed payments should be sent to the Tax Collector’s Office at PO Box 1040, Bristol, CT 06011. For a receipt, officials said the full invoice and a stamped envelope addressed to you should accompany the payment .
Tax invoices become overdue after February 1, 2022.