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?!
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Bobbi Brimblecombe
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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
City Clerk/Treasurer
Barre City Hall
6 N. Main St., Suite 6
, VT  05641
(802) 476-0242
(802) 476-0264 fax

Bobbi Brimblecombe
Marshfield Town Clerk
122 School Street, Room 1
Marshfield, VT 05658
(802) 426-3305
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