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During the budget process the mil rate is determined by the BET based on how much money the Tax Collector will need to collect for the Town to operate during the upcoming fiscal year.
The normal tax year for your car bill is October through September of next year. Real property taxes are July through June. All tax bills are due July 1st.
Failure to receive a tax bill doesn’t exempt you from payment of taxes and all interest charges. (CGS 12-130) If you don’t receive a bill call the Tax Collector’s office at 203-622-7891.
If the final day to pay your taxes is on a legal holiday or on the weekend, payment may be made the next business day in accordance with Connecticut State Statue 12-169.
You may pay all of your Town of Greenwich taxes on one check but please be sure to reference all the bill numbers on your check.
You can pay your tax bills with a credit card or with an electronic check (EFT) online but not in the Greenwich Tax Collector’s office. Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express are accepted but a convenience fee of 2.95% will be added by the credit card processor. A charge of $0.95 will be added to EFT payments of any size.
A non-refundable fee added to a bill by the service provider.
Military Veterans who have served in the armed forces of the United States can apply for benefits, but they must submit their (DD-214) to the Tax Assessor in order to be eligible for an exemption on either real estate or a motor vehicle.
If you or your spouse is 65 or older, permanently reside in Greenwich and own or have “life use” of a house, after meeting certain income and assessment restrictions, you may be eligible for one or more forms of Town or State property tax credits. Please contact the Assessor’s office for complete details at 203-622-7885.
Partial payments are always accepted. Pay as much as you can before the tax bill becomes delinquent. We will accept partial payments, but you will be charged interest on the unpaid balance going back to the original due date of the tax. The interest is 18% per year, 1.5% per month on the unpaid tax amount.
You may contact us and we will try to work with your partial payments. These payments do not negate any other available collection processes available to the Tax Collector. Please call the office at 203-622-7891 to discuss your account status.
If you newly registered a motor vehicle after October 1st, (first time registration) you will receive a pro-rated tax bill in December, payable by February 1st. This “supplemental” bill will reflect the time from the month the vehicle was first registered, though September only.
Late payments are subject to interest at the rate of 1.5% per month, 18% per annum, from the due date of the tax, in accordance with Connecticut State Statute Number 12-146. An entire month’s interest must be charged for any payment made on and after the first day of any month.
Motor vehicle taxes are due to the municipality where you lived on October 1st, even if you move you will owe your tax bill the following July. You must still pay the town where you resided on October 1st, make sure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as well. All delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to the DMV. You will not be able to renew or register any vehicle in your name, until all taxes, interest and collection costs are paid in full. Call your former town of residence if you have not received a bill by July 1st.
The Tax Collector shall apply each partial payment to the oldest interest before making any application to the reduction of any principal.
The window hours are 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Phone hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 203-622-7891 for more information.