Greenwich Tax Collector Announces Approval of Tax Deferment Program

On Monday the Representative Town Meeting voted to approve the Tax Deferment program as recommended by Greenwich Tax Collector Heather Smeriglio.

The program set forth by Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7S, would allow eligible taxpayers, businesses, nonprofits and residents a deferment by 90 days of any taxes on real property, personal property, motor vehicle and municipal sewer charges and assessments from the day they are due.

This program will be offered across the board to all Greenwich residents and taxpayers without the need to complete an application or provide documentation, with the exception of landlords.

Residential and commercial landlords must apply for the program and provide documentation by July 1, 2020.

The application and further explanation will be posted on the Town’s website

The program does not affect taxpayers who pay through Escrow by their bank or mortgage company.

The escrow agents are expected to remit tax payments according to the regular timetable.

Mrs. Smeriglio said in a release, “I thank God that we were able to come together as a governmental body with a spirit of compassion and agree on this important decision. We need to do what we can for our residents who are struggling and facing financial difficulties during this health care crisis. I am grateful to the RTM, BET, Law and Finance Department for their collaborated efforts.”

Further information can be found on the Town’s website or by emailing the Tax Collector’s office directly.