Hi, the town of Hancock accepts all payments on the due date and we also
have a drop box for payments and we also accept the postmark without
having the town vote on it because the federal government (IRS) accepts
this for personal income taxes. Christine.
At 01:55 PM 12/16/2003 -0500, you wrote:
the articles on our town warning each year for the voters to consider is
date (varies) and time (4:30 p.m.) of taxes due. It also states that
postmark dates will not be excepted. This information is also printed on
our tax bills. We do not have a town manager system of government, so
once the taxes become delinquent they are turned over to an elected
delinquent tax collector.
My question relates to the recent ruling in
Clarendon. A $1600 penalty charge was refunded after recommendation from
the Secretary of State's office (the person came in ten minutes after the
4:00 time due). Clarendon did not vote as we do which may or may not have
tainted the issue, however part of the ruling which I found most
interesting is as follows (taken from Rutland Herald article
Kathleen DeWolfe stated "It is the opinion
of our office that the treasurer must accept payments without penalty
until midnight on the date that taxes are due". She said nothing in
state law on tax due dates provides information on office
Comments out there?
Happy holidays to all!
Joyce Barbieri, Wallingford