Town of Sharon.
I have always assumed if the check was in my
hand by midnight tax due day that it was an on time payment.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 1:55
Subject: tax due date and time
One of 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 12/12/03).
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 hours.
Comments out there?
Happy holidays to all!
Joyce Barbieri, Wallingford