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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE TOWN OF BOLTON

On June 28, 2024, Town of Bolton staff became aware of an issue with some tax bills being calculated with the previous assessed value and the new mil rate resulting in undervalued tax bills. Further investigation revealed that this affected 556 accounts. Those accounts are being rebilled correctly. Only those 556 affected accounts have a revised deadline of August 30, 2024, to pay without penalty. All other tax bills are due not later than August 1, 2024. Closer investigation also found that the grand list calculations were incorrect, and it is $30,703,164.00 lower than it should be. With the current mil rate and the new grand list valuation the Town will collect approximately $1,000,000.00 more in taxes than is necessary to operate the Town for the current fiscal year. The Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee met on July 8, 2024, to discuss this matter. At their meeting they determined that they would continue to collect taxes based on the proper evaluations and the current mil rate. They also were in consensus that they would like to return funds to taxpayers in excess of the amount approved by taxpayers for this fiscal year. In an effort to determine the best way to accomplish that they formed an ad hoc committee which includes members of both boards. The charge of that committee is to work with the town administrator and town attorney to determine the most effective and efficient way to accomplish that task. They have also been tasked with completely investigating the issue and determining what happened and how to prevent it from occurring again in the future.

Tax Enforcement

DELINQUENCIES IN TAX PAYMENTS COULD RESULT IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Inability to register your motor vehicles at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Cash, money order or *credit card will be the only accepted means for the payment of taxes when an immediate release is needed. ALL MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES OWED in the name of the registrant will need to be paid in full to obtain a release and not just the car that needs to be registered. *Additional fees will be added to credit card payments.

  • Demand may be issued. If you receive a demand on your account(s) please call us immediately to rectify your delinquency.  Demands may be made because of the amount owed, multiple or older years owed, the payments being made are inconsistent or insufficient.  Please do not ignore a demand notice.  The Tax Collector will pursue other ways of collecting your tax debt if it is.

  • Collections: 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 at 860-724-9100.  There will be additional fees added to your account(s).

  • Bank Garnishment or Wage Garnishment

  • Tax Sale/Foreclosure Your account will be flagged for Tax Sale if your account(s) is over $15,000 behind in taxes and/or there are 3 years owed on the property. The accounts will be turned over to an Attorney and payment must be made in full plus the costs incurred to keep it from the sale.  For more information on Tax sales and properties -  http://cttaxsales.com/

  • Inability to obtain any type of permit issued by our Land Use Office in the event taxes are not paid on the property requiring the permit.

  • Any other allowable means