Braintree does the same as Ripton – 8%, 1% & postmarks.

 

Jessica M. Brassard

Braintree Town Clerk/Treasurer/DTC

ph - 802-728-9787

f - 802-728-9742

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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sally Hoyler
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:06 PM
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Subject: Re: penalty and interest on delinquent taxes

 

Ripton does the same as stated by Burke and Clarendon, except the interest remains at 1%. And we do accept postmarks. There were mumblings at town meeting about reducing the penalty, so I am curious to see more responses to your question.


Sally

 

Sally Hoyler

Town Clerk/Treasurer

Town of Ripton

PO Box 10

Ripton, VT 05766

802-388-2266 ph

802-388-0012 fx

www.riptonvt,org

 

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Gloria Menard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Karen,

 

Clarendon does the exact same thing as Burke.

 


From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Town of Burke
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:04 AM
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Subject: Re: penalty and interest on delinquent taxes

 

Good Morning Karen:  In Burke we put 8% penalty on the very next day after they are due.  We only have one payment.  Then 1% is charged the first day of the next month for three months then it goes to 1 %  until paid.  No grace period and no graduated penalty.

 

 

From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karen Richard
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:40 AM
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Subject: penalty and interest on delinquent taxes

 

Good Morning,

 

We are in the process of updating our charter for the first time in many years. Our charter currently says that the penalty is 8% and interest is 1% after each of our three installments. We would like to reduce the penalty amount but still have enough of a penalty for incentive to pay the taxes on time.

I am wondering how other towns charge… Do you have a grace period? Do you have a graduated penalty?

 

If you would like to respond to me directly my email is:

 

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Thanks in advance,

 

Karen Richard

Colchester Town Clerk/Treasurer

PO Box 55

Colchester VT 05446

 

(802) 264-5525