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Watertown Defers Last Day to Pay Taxes for Most Taxpayers

In response to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 9R (EO9R) the Town of Watertown will again extend the grace period for taxes due on January 1, 2021. The last day to pay these taxes without interest will be April 1, 2021. Any tax unpaid on April 2, 2021 will be subject to 6% interest. Read further for qualifications.

The program is automatically extended to all taxpayers for motor vehicle supplemental tax bills. Real estate taxes will also automatically qualify for the program except in two instances.

1. This deferment does not apply to any real estate tax accounts for which a bank holds an escrow account. These financial institutions will be responsible for paying their client’s real estate taxes due on January 1, 2021 within the normal 30-day grace period and will be subject to 3% interest on February 2, 2021.

2. The Executive Order requires attestation of the applicants.

Residential landlords must submit an email to taxcollector@watertownct.org by February 1, 2021 stating they are complying with Executive Order 9R in order to take advantage of the deferment. Approvals for deferment will be provided with a confirmation receipt email from the Tax Collector.

Commercial landlords MUST complete an application and provide documentation for the deferment and submit to the Tax Collector's office on or before February 1, 2021 with no exceptions per EO9R. See tab under Tax Deferment Program for Landlords – Instructions for Landlords.

Be aware that this notice applies to property located and taxed in the Town of Watertown only. If you own property located in another municipality, you should verify what that municipality has done with respect to these Executive Orders.