Friday, July 09, 2010

Tax Collector Asleep at the Switch?

By statute, Greenwich tax bills were to have been mailed no later than June 30th. As of today, July 9, no one in Town has received one.

Without proper statutory notice, are the tax assessments legally valid? Prior bills note that failure to receive a bill does not exempt one from taxes due and late penalties. But what about failure to MAIL the bills?

Where's our First Selectman when we need him? Don't the tax bucks stop at his desk, so to speak?


The following statement now appears on the Town's web site:

2010 Tax Information - Tax Collector
The paper bills for the 2009 year Grand List, which routinely would be mailed the last week of June 2010, have been delayed at the printer. The information is contained on this website accessed by the link on the left side of this page which reads "VIEW AND PAY TAXES". You do not have to pay online as there is a convenience fee involved but you can access and print all of your bills there.

Talk about putting the burden on the taxpayer! Not only are we being told to pony up, but that if we want a copy of our bill it is our responsibility to print it out.

Delayed at the printer?! They've had six months to get these bills out since the last ones were sent on January 1st. Give me a break!


Blogger RTM Member said...

“Where's our First Selectman when we need him?”

Watching the media circus at the Boys & Girls Club?

July 10, 2010 7:17 PM  
Blogger RTM Member said...

“The dog ate them”

July 10, 2010 7:49 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Guess this town is going to the dogs, then. :)

July 11, 2010 8:27 AM  

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