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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE TOWN OF BOLTON

July 19, 2024

Dear Bolton Residents,

I wanted to reach out personally today to provide the most up to date information on the tax issue that we are all affected by. Earlier this week the Ad Hoc Committee that was formed by the Board of Selectmen met. At that meeting they determined that more legal issues needed to be vetted and they asked the Town Attorney to work on finding answers to those issues. Individual members of the Committee have worked with staff and the administration to collect the information necessary to make progress toward a resolution. In addition to the Town Attorney, we are consulting CT OPM, the town’s auditor and our IT provider. The Committee will hold its second meeting on Monday July 22, at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall. They will be working on creating a work plan to continue progress toward resolving the issue. This meeting will be in person and virtual. The agenda is posted on the town’s website. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available. I know that many of you are frustrated but what appears to be a simple issue is much more complex than it seems on the surface. I ask that you continue to exercise patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve the issues for all our residents.

Sincerely,
Rodney Fournier
First Selectman
Town of Bolton

Previous Press Release: 07.10.24
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT AD HOC COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA ON MONDAY, JULY 22, 2024.

Tax Collector's Office

 

NEWS FROM THE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE -7-11-24

TAX BILL LOOKUP AND PAYMENT LINK
2023 Payment info can be found following the link above 

* IRS Payment Records for  Year 2023
Click before searching your name/names
860-649-8066 x6101

Email us at taxcollector@boltonct.gov

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Property Tax Bills
Tax Bills will be mailed out by the end of June AND will be viewable and payable at that time.  These bills will be due July 1, 2024 and must be paid by or postmarked by August 1, 2024 to avoid interest.  Interest accrues at 1.5% from the due date July 1st for a total of 18% per year.  Please be aware that if late the interest rate is 3% from August 2-31st.Minimum interest is $2.00 per bill.

Revised Tax Bills
Real Estate tax bills that had the wrong assessment have been updated and revised tax bills have been mailed out.  These new amounts are also available online with the tax bill lookup link above.  These affected tax bills (only) have an extension of time to pay which is August 31, 2024.  All other tax bills need to be paid by August 1, 2024, to avoid interest.

What if I do not receive a tax bill?
Not receiving a tax bill does not invalidate the tax and/or interest.  If you do not receive a tax bill you can check online and print it out with the above link and/or call our office if you still do not find it. 

Motor Vehicle Accounts:
Please make sure to check your cars registration to make sure it is still active which could be the reason why you did not receive the tax bill.  If there was a lapse in your registration, please call the Assessor’s office.  They can add it on to the tax rolls once your registration has been renewed to avoid multiple tax bills later.

Real Estate Accounts:
If you recently paid off your mortgage, switched mortgage companies and now pay your own taxes, and you did not receive your tax bill please either use the link above to find your account or call our office to get a copy of your tax bill. 

If you receive a bill that your mortgage holder is supposed to pay, please call and forward the bill to the mortgage holder so they have time to process and send the payment.

Tax Benefits and Relief Programs
Tax Benefit and Relief Programs can be found on the Town’s website boltonct.gov under the Department of the Assessor/Exemptions https://www.boltonct.gov/departments/assessor/exemptions

This link is being provided to make taxpayers aware of the programs available.  They may not apply for the current tax bill.

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Payment Options:

Option 1: Online- Save time and pay from home and receive your receipt of payment directly to your email.

A fee of 2.50% for Credit Cards (with $2.00 minimum), $0.95 for E-Checks, and $3.95 flat fee for Debit Cards will be charged by our vendor, Point and Pay, and is non-refundable. 

Payments made this way will take 3-5 business days to process.  The account will not show as paid online until after this processing time. Please make sure you receive confirmation of payment in your email that shows your payment is starting to process. 

Please make sure you enter the correct account number and routing number if paying by echeck so that the transaction does not get returned.  Additional fees will be added to any payment that is returned unpaid.

View and/or pay your taxes using this link:

TAX BILL LOOKUP AND PAYMENT LINK

 

Option 2: In person in the lower level of Town Hall, 222 Bolton Center Rd

Please go to the Tax Collector’s door to the left of the Town Hall. 

Please add your phone number to your check so if there are any problems, we can get in touch with you quickly.
Credit Card and Debit Card payments are now accepted in the office.  The same fee applies online.

The fee is 2.50% for Credit Cards (with $2.00 minimum), $0.95 for E-Checks, and $3.95 flat fee for Debit Cards.

TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE HOURS:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Option 3: Drop Slot (located to the side of the Tax Collector’s door at Town Hall for tax payments.)

Please enclose your payment in a sealed envelope addressed to the Tax Collector’s office.

Please put the best phone number to get in touch with you either on your check or the envelope.

DO NOT PUT PAYMENTS IN THE TOWN MAILBOX.


Option 4:  
Please make checks payable to: Tax Collector, Town of Bolton.

*Please add your phone number to your check so that we can get in touch with you quickly if needed.

Mail tax payments to: Town of Bolton, Tax Collector or to our bank’s lockbox Town of Bolton CT                        

                                    222 Bolton Center Rd                                                      Department 2280

                                    Bolton, CT 06043                                                             PO Box 986500

                                                                                                                             Boston, MA 02298-6500

If a receipt is desired, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a request for a receipt.

Additional information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our website under the Tax Collector’s Department.  The link is https://town.boltonct.org/departments/tax-collector

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Delinquent Motor Vehicle bills have been reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Please pay your tax bill as soon as possible to avoid having a registration held up.

It will be necessary to have all accounts paid to be able to register a vehicle. 

Please make sure you pay your taxes at least 2 weeks before you need to register your vehicle to make sure you have no compliance issues.  You can check DMV’s online services under compliance issues to ensure you are clear before you go to DMV.  If you need clearance before the 2-week period of time, then you will need to make your payment with cash, money order, credit/debit card online or in the office. 

Please make us aware you are requesting a release for DMV as it is not immediately taken off. 

IS YOUR CAR REGISTERED?  Check your cars registration or check on DMV’s online services for your registration’s status.

Check DMV’s online services for registration status and compliance issues here: DMV ONLINE SERVICES

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PLEASE BE ADVISED The Town of Bolton is under contract with TaxServ Capital services for the collection of some of the Town’s delinquent taxes.  If your account was sent to TaxServ, you MUST call them to discuss your account and arrange payment.  If you call the Tax Collector/Assessor, we will direct you to Tax Serv for payment.

Reasons why your account(s) may go to collection.

  • The amount of tax owed with no consistent payments being made.
    The tax office takes a lot of time to make sure that delinquent tax bills are mailed out every month to our taxpayers.  Please consider making monthly payments when you receive your bill to lower the interest you are paying, making sure you can pay the balance if need be when you have to register, and to avoid your account(s) going to collection.
  • If you owe more than 1 year without consistent payments being made.
    Taxes should be paid when they are owed, or a payment arrangement made on the account should be made on the account(s) before the registration needs to be renewed or when a registration is needed.
  • If you have moved out of state and have not paid your taxes on time.
    If you receive a bill from us in July that means your vehicles registration(s) were actively registered in Bolton as of October of the previous year.  You will be responsible for paying Bolton property tax even if you live in another state. Please make sure you register in your current state and send the Assessor’s Office a copy of it, so that we may adjust your bill if needed.  It is important to do this as soon as possible because the state statutes only allow the Assessor’s 2 years from the Grand List date to make an adjustment to the tax accounts.

There will be additional fees if your account(s) are turned over to collection so please get in touch with the tax office and make a payment if delinquent.

TaxServ Capital Services, LLC can be reached at:
Telephone: 860-724-9100
Fax: 860-727-1080
Website: https://www.taxserv.com