Hi from Mary Zuber
In my tenure, we have only addressed abatements when
a person has written a letter explaining why they simply
could not pay their taxes.
I then schedule a Board of Abatement meeting.
The Board reviews the letter, it is discussed and
from known facts about the appellant and their
particular situation, ie: severe illness, inability to
pay or a similar circumstance. The Board then
votes to either deny the abatement or grant the
abatement. Copy of letter then goes to Delinquent
Tax Collector, Listers Office and certified mail to the
appellant. I also put a copy of the decision in our
Tax Run book, which houses, current taxes, delinquent
list, water & sewer customers and delinquent water &
sewer. All of this is in a binder and listed alphabetically.
If subject does not have any delinquent taxes in the
front of the binder. Then all taxes have been paid, -
the Title Researcher then gets the information all
in one "swoop".
Have a great day!!! Mary Z - Hinesburg
> From: Barbara Oles <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Abatements
> Date: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 2:21 PM
> Have any Boards of Abatement dealt with the issue of inability to pay and
> if so how has your town handled the situation?
> Did you render an abatement for this reason and if so, did you request
> specific information in writing to help you make your decision?
> Please let me know Thank you