Can anyone tell me what the $15.00 "Town Payment" is for? I forgot.
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Linda McGuire
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:13 PM
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Subject: Re: Late HS 122 filers
Shrewsbury has had the same problem, unique this year, because last
year the state payment was completed with any other changes.
It has been very confusing for taxpayers looking for the state payment
and only receiving the change to Homestead. Two were extremely
anxious about not being able to afford to pay the taxes without the
As treasurer, we can act as advocate only and the advice has been to
call the State taxpayer assistance. I SOOOOOOOOOOOO agreee this needs
to be changed.
Quoting Wendy W <[log in to unmask]>:
> The City of Rutland received 90 revised bills today-all late filers
> April 15, even though our tax bill does not go out until July 31.
> Some of the people in this huge batch of late filers had filed by mid
> The state will forward the late filer status re: homesteads on what
> to be a timely basis, but not prebates. This is resulting in
> getting 2-3 revised bills, as the prebate qualification is occurring
> separate process, later!
> If the state could process both homestead and prebate status as the
> come in it would be a more even workflow for the towns. Also, if the
> penalty for late filing was significant-say 10-20% of the prebate that
> get many more people to file on time, just like the IRS does! 1%
> Thanks for listening.is there any chance we can get this changed?
> Wendy L. Wilton
> Rutland City Treasurer
> 802-773-1800 x231
> 802-773-1809 FAX
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