THE TAX OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THURSDAY JUNE 30TH, 2022 TO PREP FOR THE UPCOMING TAX SEASON
May 20th, 2022
Happy Spring! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy! With tax season approaching within the next month, I would like to take a moment to go over a few things and hopefully answer any questions you may have.
- Tax bills for the 2021 Grand List will be mailed the last week of June. You have until July 1st to pay your bills before they become delinquent.
- If you have recently moved or have any address updates, please call the Tax Office and notify us to ensure you get your bill in a timely manner.
- If you have recently come off an Escrowed Account, please call the Tax Office and let us know. We will get notification from your bank, but sometimes that can take months.
- When using a check as a payment method, please put your phone number on it. If there are any issues with the check, we want to be able to contact you ASAP to fix it.
- Delinquent 2018-2019 Motor Vehicle and Personal Property bills will be sent to our collection vendor TaxServ. Please see News & Announcements column to find more information on TaxServ.
As always, if you have any questions please call the Tax Office and we will gladly assist you.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Online Payments through your Bank / Financial Institution:
When making online payments through your bank, please allow ample time for the mail delivery in order to avoid interest charges. These payments come to our office without a postmark and must be posted to your account the day the check is received, regardless of the date of the check.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What if I don’t receive a tax bill?
Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Section 12-130 states “…failure to receive any tax bill shall not invalidate the tax…”. Therefore you are not exempt from payment of all tax and interest charges. If you own a vehicle or real estate on October 1st of any given year, you should expect a tax bill the following July. If you do not receive a bill for which you are responsible, call the Tax Collector’s Office at (860) 487-3111 and request a copy.
- If you need a motor vehicle clearance, please make sure your payment is made at least a week in advance as clearances are only done on Friday’s. If an immediate release is needed, payment will need to be make in person by cash. As always, we recommend you pay taxes by their due date to avoid any problems.
- If you were previously escrowed and never received your tax bill please contact the Tax Office ASAP. We may not have gotten notice from your bank that the mortgage has been paid off.
- If you recently moved and have a change of address, please notify your local USPS Office as well as the Tax Office. Often times we dont recieve records until after bills are due. To ensure no more interest is added please call the office to see if all of your information is up to date.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 860 487-3111.
How can I pay my bill?
The Revenue Office accepts cash, money orders or personal checks for payment at the office. If our office is closed, you can leave a check in our Drop Box outside the front door of the building. Please put your phone number on your check. Our mailing address is 40 Old Farms Rd, Willington CT 06279 if you want to mail in a payment. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would a receipt mailed back to you. You may also pay on line at www.willingtonct.org and click on “Online Tax Payments”. There is a convenience fee of 2.95% for credit cards and $1.95 for EFT.
When is my Payment Due? When is it considered Late?
Payments due July 1, 2022 must be received, or postmarked, no later than Monday August 1, 2022. Payments due January 1, 2023 must be received, or postmarked, no later than Tuesday February 1, 2023.
Interest is charged at a rate of 1 ½% per month from the due date, with a minimum interest charge of $2.00. Per §12-146, Interest cannot be waived.
What am I being taxed on?
You are being taxed on Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicles as of October 1, 2021.
Real Estate – All real property listed on the Grand List.
Personal Property – In the most general terms, personal property is everything subject to ownership, excluding land, any interest in land or any permanent improvement thereon. It is property that is not permanently affixed to or part of real estate. By its very nature then, personal property is moveable. This broad definition includes tangible items such as airplanes, campers, unregistered vehicles, items for business as furniture, fixtures, equipment, and animals.
Registered Motor Vehicles – Vehicles listed with the Department of Motor Vehicles are coded by tax town, and the Assessor is provided a list of registered vehicles annually. Willington’s Town Code is 160.
All tax bills are mailed directly to property owners unless the Tax Collector receives specific instructions to send the bill to your bank or financial institution.
Real Estate and Personal Property tax totaling $100 or more are due in two installments; July and January. Motor vehicle tax is due in one installment in July. Please note, we do not send out bills for the second installment in January. There is a stub on the July bills for the January payment.