Hyde Park doesn't offer a discount for a couple of reasons.
1.   The discount is figured in to the budget and tax rate, and those that can't afford to take advantage of the discount are penalized by having to pay for it.
2.   The hassle of dealing with  returned NSF checks on  discounted payments isn't worth it.
Gary A.

From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Town of Hardwick
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:31 AM
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Subject: Offering a discount?

Hello all:
The Town of Hardwick currently offers a 3% discount if you pay your taxes in full early. We are going to try and eliminate or adjust this offfer at Town Meeting this year. Our Town Manager wanted me to see if any other towns offer a discount and how yours is set up.
Do yo offer a discount on all taxes or just on the Municipal?
What is the % that you offer and what are the payment terms?
Do you offer to everyone or just to the residential (homestead) tax payers?  
Thank you all for your help.
Alberta Miller
Hardwick Town Clerk
P.O. Box 523
Hardwick, Vermont 05843
802-472-5971 Phone
802-472-3793 Fax
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