Tax Deferment/Reduced Interest Program Information
Tax Deferment/Reduced Interest Rate: On Dec. 16, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order 9R that gives towns the option to defer the due date of municipal taxes from January 1, 2021 to April 1, 2021 and/or reduce interest. On Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, the Easton Board of Selectmen approved the deferment program, as well as a lower interest option for those who do not qualify or apply for a deferral. The deferral program is available by application only and the deadline to submit the form is February 1, 2021.
This Emergency Order only applies to taxes due on January 1, 2021, not on already delinquent taxes. The low interest option will provide a reduced interest rate of .25% per month for January, February and March 2021. If taxes that were due on January 1, 2021 are not paid by March 31, 2021, then the usual interest rate of 1.5% will apply to the delinquent payment.
Taxpayers may obtain the deferral application from the Tax Collector webpage and must complete the form and provide proof of residency or proof of ownership for businesses to the Tax Collector’s office by no later than February 1, 2021. You may e-mail the completed form and proof to email@example.com, or it may be mailed as long as it is postmarked by February 1, 2021 or you may drop it off in the blue box outside the police dispatcher.
Once your deferral is approved, your taxes will become due and payable on Thursday, April 1.. No interest will occur for January, February and March if you pay by the April 1 deadline. Deferred tax payments will be due in office by end of business day on April 1 or be postmarked by that date.
If you are not able to print an application (click on link or see attachment below), please call the tax office and we can e-mail you a form.
Completed applications should be returned by mail to:
Easton Town Hall
225 Center Road
Easton, CT 06612
Please note that real estate accounts in escrow and paid by a bank are not eligible for this program.