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It's the Shift and Shaft.
Steve Sgorbati
Sudbury
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roberta Dana" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: Late HS 122 filers


> Why do the $15.00 charges NEVER amount to the number of revised bills I 
> have to send out?  The biggest majority of them do NOT have the $15.00 fee 
> on them.
>
> Roberta Dana
> Town Treasurer & Tax Collector
> Groton, VT
> 802-584-3131
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joyce Mazzucco" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Late HS 122 filers
>
>
> Read page 20 of the "Education Property Taxes Guidelines For Treasurers
> and Collectors"--it's the fee to towns to compensate for the cost of
> rebilling revised bills.
>
> Joyce L. Mazzucco, CVC, CVT
> Randolph Town Clerk & Treasurer
> 7 Summer St., Drawer B
> Randolph, VT 05060
> Phone:  (802) 728-5682
> Fax:  (802) 728-5818
> Email:  [log in to unmask]
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of kimberly pombar
> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:13 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Late HS 122 filers
>
> Can anyone tell me what the $15.00 "Town Payment" is for? I forgot.
> Thanks!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Linda McGuire
> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:13 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 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
> state payment.
>
> 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.
>
>
> Linda McGuire
> Shrewsbury
>
> Quoting Wendy W <[log in to unmask]>:
>
>> The City of Rutland received 90 revised bills today-all late filers
> after
>> 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
> July.
>> The state will forward the late filer status re: homesteads on what
> appears
>> to be a timely basis, but not prebates.  This is resulting in
> taxpayers
>> getting 2-3 revised bills, as the prebate qualification is occurring
> as a
>> separate process, later!
>>
>>
>>
>> If the state could process both homestead and prebate status as the
> forms
>> 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
> would
>> get many more people to file on time, just like the IRS does!  1%
> means
>> nada.
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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