West Hartford – West Hartford real estate, business personal property and motor vehicle tax bills will be mailed to owners on Tuesday, June 21, with the first installment due July 1, officials said. responsible for revenue collection.
However, officials said, it is important for residents and businesses to note that there are two different tax rates this year: a rate of 32.46 mills has been set for motor vehicles and council set the tax rate at 40.68 mills for the company’s real estate and personal property, officials said. Capping the vehicle tax rate is permitted by state law. The corporate real estate and personal property tax rate fell to 40.68 mills from the previous level of 42.42.
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In addition, the board approved a two-year phase-in for the October 1, 2021 real estate revaluation; the phasing in applies to properties that have increased in value, officials said.
“For the first year of the phase-in, tax bills for July 1, 2022 and January 1, 2023, the tax bill is calculated by multiplying the per mill rate by only a portion of the new assessment,” officials said in a statement. Here’s more on this set up.
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“Real estate is billed twice. The first installment is due on July 1, 2022 and covers the period from July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. The second installment is due on January 1, 2023 and covers the period from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023.”
Officials noted that the motor vehicle tax bills are for vehicles registered as of October 1, 2021 and cover the period from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.
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Officials said payments mailed after August 1, 2022 bear interest at a rate of 1.5% per month, calculated to the July 1 due date.
The city said it offers these payment options:
1. Pay online. Pay by e-check ($0.90 processing fee) or credit card (2.95% processing fee). Go to https://www.westhartfordct.gov/tax and click the button: PAY TAX NOW
2. Pay by mail. Insert your check and payment stub in the envelope provided. (the New Britain address is correct. This is where the town bank processes payments.)
3. Pay by secure box. Payments can be placed in the Town Hall Safe located on the outside wall to the left of the Town Hall entrance. The sign above the box says “Town Hall Business”.
4. Pay in person at City Hall Room 109; office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Officials said tax relief programs are available for veterans and income-eligible residents over age 65. relief programs. ###