If you come to Burlington via Appalachian Gap, you drive right by our
office. We have a slot in the door for after hours and our treasurer
takes payment until midnight (we also accept postmarks). We get a lot of
envelopes through that slot around tax time. No one actually comes down
to the office at midnight, but someone may be sleepless and come down a
little later (long before we are officially open) - after that, it's late.
Amy Deutl, Moretown Treasurer wrote:
> I like the idea of a drop box - when I'm in your area, I might just
> stop by to take a look at it ok?!
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Bobbi Brimblecombe <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> *To:* [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 17, 2008 3:32 PM
> *Subject:* Re: Postmarked tax payments
> Marshfield accepts "hand-cancelled" postmarks only, so it is up to
> the taxpayer to make sure there is a legible postmark.
> We have a drop slot on the outside of our building. The box is in
> our office. We did have one taxpayer who insisted that he put his
> payment in the box but we never received it. We now have a sign
> outside telling people they have to call us to make sure the
> payment was received. Our taxpayers appreciate being able to drop
> off payments after hours.
> At 05:54 PM 6/12/2008, you wrote:
>> Barre City currently accepts tax payments received after the
>> deadline as long as they are postmarked by the deadline. However,
>> more and more frequently the post offices haven’t been applying a
>> postmark. During the last payment cycle, we received at least a
>> half dozen payments with no postmarks – some as much as 10 days
>> after the deadline. We felt compelled to accept them. We are
>> considering doing away with the receipt of postmarked payments,
>> and are interested in what policies other cities/towns of our
>> size have in place. We would also be interested in people’s
>> thoughts on drop boxes for receipt of payments – are there issues
>> of security or liability?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Carol D
>> */Carolyn S. Dawes
>> /*Barre City Clerk/Treasurer
>> Barre City Hall
>> 6 N. Main St., Suite 6
>> Barre , VT 05641
>> (802) 476-0242
>> (802) 476-0264 fax
>> www.barrecity.org <http://www.barrecity.org/>
> Bobbi Brimblecombe
> Marshfield Town Clerk
> 122 School Street, Room 1
> Marshfield, VT 05658
> (802) 426-3305
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