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Amber - You are correct there is an allowance for inability to pay.  I was looking at an older statute and didn't realize there was an addition.

Christine Richter
Town of Wilmington
Finance Officer/Treasurer
802-464-8591 ext 112
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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Amber Holland
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 9:46 AM
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Subject: Re: final tax due date

There is an inability to pay statue isn't there? Or did that one go away?

Thanks,
Amber J Holland
Town Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Readsboro
PO Box 187
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Readsboro, VT 05350<https://maps.google.com/?q=301+Phelps+Lane+Readsboro,+VT+05350&entry=gmail&source=g>
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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Christine Richter
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 9:45 AM
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Subject: Re: final tax due date

Amber - I don't see that abatement allows for COVID-19.   There are very specific reasons to allow an abatement hearing and illness is not one of them or job loss.

Christine Richter
Town of Wilmington
Finance Officer/Treasurer
802-464-8591 ext 112
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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Amber Holland
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 9:39 AM
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Subject: Re: final tax due date

We aren't moving ours. We have a drop box and the mail. If one is unable to pay due to COVID-19, that's what the abatement process is for.  I know it sounds harsh, but the Town still has expenses to meet...

Thanks,
Amber J Holland
Town Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Readsboro
PO Box 187
301 Phelps Lane<https://maps.google.com/?q=301+Phelps+Lane+Readsboro,+VT+05350&entry=gmail&source=g>
Readsboro, VT 05350<https://maps.google.com/?q=301+Phelps+Lane+Readsboro,+VT+05350&entry=gmail&source=g>
Phone (802) 423-5405
Fax (802) 423-5423

From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Jennifer Peterson
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 9:38 AM
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Subject: final tax due date

Our last tax due date for this fiscal year is May 15, after which unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent.  Our fiscal year ends June 30, so I don't see a lot of wiggle room as far as moving the due date.  Are other towns facing the same issue?
Great year to be a first-time DTC!
Jennifer Peterson
Town Clerk
Town of Waitsfield
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT  05673
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