Don't forget while you are shopping for just the right gift, cleaning the house for guests, or baking your family's favorite Christmas cookies, that the second installment of taxes for Killingworth residents are due and payable by January 1, 2013.
These include real estate, personal property and motor vehicle taxes, as shown on the town's grand list as of Oct. 1, 2011. (The motor vehicle supplemental tax bills are in one installment, also due Jan. 1, 2013.)
Taxes become delinquent and will be charged a penalty interest if not paid on or before February 1, 2013.
According to the tax collector's office, the rate is 18% per year (1 1/2 % for each month or fraction thereof) dating back to the original due date of the bill. A minimum interest charge of $2.00 is applicable to each delinquent tax bill.
Here's how you can pay:
My mail: Include your payment coupon(s) and make checks payable to: Tax Collector. Mail that has been postmarked (US Postal Service) or before February 1, 2013 will be considered an on-time payment. If you would like a receipt returned to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
In person: At the office of the Tax Collector, Town Hall, 323 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419. Michele B. Nuhn, CCMC is the tax collector.
The tax collector's office is open Mon-Fri., 9am to 12pm (closed from 12pm to 1pm) and open again from 1pm to 4pm. The tax office (as well as other town offices) will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
More info from the town's website includes:
- The property tax rate is expressed in mills, or thousandths of a dollar. A mill rate of 22.77 is equivalent to $22.77 in tax per $1,000 of net assessed value. The Board of Finance sets the mill rate annually.
- Tax bills are mailed during the last week of June each year. If you do not receive a tax bill by the first week of July, please call the Tax Collector’s office at 860-663-1765, ext. 508 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - Connecticut General State Statute 12-130 says that failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of the requirement to pay the bill. Consequently, if you do not receive a tax bill, the tax is still due, even with any interest that may have accrued. Please note: you will only receive one bill for Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes. We do not send out a bill for the second installment of these bills.