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Posted on: January 2, 2020

REMINDER: JANUARY TAX INSTALLMENT DUE

City of Bristol Tax Collector, Ann Bednaz, announced this week that the second installment of real estate and personal property taxes that were on the Grand List as of October 1, 2018 are due and payable on January 1, 2020.

“Taxpayers who do not have their banks pay their property taxes directly are encouraged to check their July bill for the Second Installment coupon for Real Estate and Personal Property taxes,” said Bednaz. “Please use that coupon to send your January payment.”

“It is important to note that failure to receive a bill for any reason will not invalidate the tax and/or the interest penalty per state law, or avoid the real estate lien the City is required to file on the land records against all properties on which there is a tax balance due after March 31, 2020,” said Councilman David Preleski.  “Also of note, UCC Liens will be filed with the Secretary of State on all unpaid Personal Property taxes like business equipment.  “A UCC lien is a claim against business assets under the U.S. Uniform Commercial Code. UCC filing simply lets the City establish a priority claim on the business assets if they fail to pay taxes. It’s filed with the Secretary of State, under the CONCORD system. Last April the City of Bristol filed over 226 UCC Liens,” Preleski continued.

In order to be in compliance with the CT General Statutes, owners of Motor Vehicles which were registered between the dates of October 2, 2018 and July 31, 2019, are also notified that they are liable for a tax on such motor vehicles on the City’s Supplemental 2018 Motor Vehicle Grand List.  This tax is due and payable as of January 1, 2020. These bills will be mailed on December 30, 2019.  “All delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes will be reported to DMV; this will hold you up from registering a new vehicle and renewing a registration,” said Bednaz. “Any unpaid motor vehicle tax bill older than six months will be in jeopardy of being reported to a collection agency and additional fees may be applied.”

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