SHERMAN NEWS

 

TAXES! TAXES! TAXES!

NOTICE TO SHERMAN TAXPAYERS

 Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town of Sherman, CT that the second installment of Real Estate and Personal Property; as well as Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2019 becomes due and payable January 1, 2021. If payment is not made on or before February 2, 2021 interest will be charged at a rate of 1.5% per month from the original due date, with a minimum interest charge of $2.00.  

Payments must be postmarked by the United States Postal Service on or before February 2, 2021 to be considered timely. Any payment received after February 2, 2021 lacking a postmark, or having a postmark after February 2, 2021 will be considered delinquent.

Municipal taxes are the responsibility of the taxpayer. §12-130 - Failure to send or receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer from his/her liability for the payment of taxes or delinquent charges.

***Mallory Town Hall is Closed to the Public Until Further Notice***

 Office Hours: Mallory Town Hall is closed to the public. Cash Payments are by appointment only. Cash payments will be the only payments accepted by appointment. Please email or call to setup an appointment. Hours are Tuesday thru Friday 9a-12p & 1p-4p.

 Ways to Pay:

Mail: Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 39, Sherman, CT 06784. If a receipt is needed, mail in your entire bill to be receipted with your payment along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Again, payment must be postmarked on or before February 2, 2021 to be considered timely.

Online: Payments may be made with a credit/debit card or by transferring funds online at the Town’s website www.townofshermanct.org. Fees apply. Credit/Debit cards are not accepted in the office or over the office phone. This is the only legal form of online payment per state statute. Your personal online banking system is not covered by the state statutes. Please be aware that your payment from your personal bank account is sent to an automated clearing house and may take several days to be received. It is sent bulk mail and does not receive a USPS postmark. If received after February 2, 2021 it will be considered delinquent. Also, most banks service agreements forbid payment of taxes through their online bill pay.

Phone: IVR has been set up for those that would like to pay by phone. Fees apply. Please call 844-855-0070 to pay by phone. *Motor vehicles cannot be paid by phone.

 Tabitha Fazzone, CCMC
Sherman Tax Collector

Condensed Legal Notice will run in the Town Tribune on:

12/24/20
01/07/21
01/21/21


TAX RELIEF PROGRAM DUE TO COVID-19

Governor Lamont has issued an Executive Order providing property tax relief for taxpayers and businesses affected by the COVID19 pandemic. Our Board of Selectmen has voted to participate in the tax deferment program with application. The tax deferment program delays the last day to pay real estate, personal property and motor vehicle taxes for eligible taxpayers. If you are eligible, taxes that are due on January 1, 2021 with a last day to pay of February 1, 2021 will be deferred to a last day to pay of April 1, 2021.  

To be eligible for tax deferment, you must attest to a 20% reduction in household income resulting from being furloughed without pay, a significant reduction in hours or loss of employment since April 1, 2020. Businesses and Non-Profits must attest to 30% reduction in income.

Landlords have special eligibility requirements:

For landlords to be eligible for the Deferral Program, a landlord must provide documentation that the property will suffer a significant income decline or that commensurate forbearance was offered to the tenants or lessees.

Things to be aware of:

  • Application must be received by the Tax Collector no later than January 26, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after this date per the Governor’s Executive Order. There are no exceptions to this.
  • This is only an extension of the grace period. If payment is not received on, or before, April 1, 2021 the taxes will be considered delinquent on April 2, 2021 and the interest will revert back to the original due and payable date of January 1, 2021 (6%). Interest and any fees due will apply.
  • This deferral is only for the January 1, 2021 installment only. It does not extend to the July 1, 2021 installment. It does not apply to already delinquent taxes.
  • All real estate, personal property and motor vehicles must be listed in order to receive the deferral. Do not assume the deferral will automatically apply to all of your real estate, personal property or motor vehicles. Items not listed will not be eligible for deferral.
  • Taxes paid through escrow cannot receive deferral per the executive order.
  • The application can be requested and viewed by others under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • The application is a legal affidavit that you are signing. You are attesting that you have had a 20% reduction in income (30% for business/non-profit) because of the COVID19 pandemic, and that you understand all that is listed above.

 This application must be completely filled out with signature. It will not be approved otherwise. Please make sure to list all real estate, motor vehicle and personal property. If something is not listed it will not be eligible for deferral. When complete; scan and email, or mail, with a copy of your driver’s license and any supporting documents to:

Email: taxcollector@townofshermanct.org
or
Mail:
Sherman Tax Collector
Attn: COVID9 Tax Deferral
PO Box 39
Sherman, CT  06784

Fillable COVID19 Tax Deferral Application CLICK HERE

Completed applications with proof of residency must be RECEIVED no later than January 26, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. There are no exceptions to this.



SHERMAN 2020 ELECTION RESULTS


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Jorgensen/Cohen 22
Hawkins/Walker 4
 
US Representative
Hayes    1198
Sullivan 1085
Walczak  21
 
State Senate
Kushner 1168
Chapman 1131
 
State House
Onofrio 1104
Callahan 1180
 
Registrar (2 highest vote getters)
Petkanas 1144
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SHERMAN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECH REPORT 10/13/2020



LEGAL NOTICE TO SHERMAN TAXPAYERS

TAXES! TAXES! TAXES!

 Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town of Sherman, CT that I have received the Tax Warrant to start collections as of July 1, 2020 for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.  The mill rate for the Town of Sherman has been set at 19.11. Taxes for Motor Vehicles along with the first installment of Real Estate and Personal Property on the Grand List of October 1, 2019 becomes due and payable July 1, 2020.  If the first installment is not paid on or before August 4, 2020 interest will be charged at a rate of 1.5% per month from the original due date of July 1, 2020, with a minimum interest charge of $2.00.  Any tax under $100, and all Motor Vehicle Taxes are due and payable in-full July 1, 2019, last day to pay without penalty is August 4, 2020

 Payments must be postmarked by the United States Postal Service (not Pitney Bowes, Fed Ex or UPS) on or before August 4, 2020 to be considered timely.  Any payment received after August 4, 2020 lacking a postmark, or having a postmark after August 4, 2020 will be considered delinquent.

 Municipal taxes are the responsibility of the taxpayer.  §12-130 - Failure to send or receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer from his/her liability for the payment of taxes or delinquent charges. 

                                   ***Mallory Town Hall is Closed to the Public Until Further Notice***

 Office Hours: Mallory Town Hall is closed to the public. Cash Payments are by appointment only. Cash payments will be the only payments accepted by appointment. Please email or call to setup an appointment. Hours are Tuesday thru Friday 9a-12p & 1p-4p

 Ways to Pay:

Mail: Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 39, Sherman, CT 06784. If a receipt is needed, mail in your entire bill to be receipted with your payment along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Again, payment must be postmarked on or before August 4, 2020 to be considered timely.

 Online: Payments may be made with a credit/debit card or by transferring funds online at the Town’s website www.townofshermanct.org. Fees apply. Credit/Debit cards are not accepted in the office or over the office phone. This is the only legal form of online payment per state statute. Your personal online banking system is not covered by the state statutes. Please be aware that your payment from your personal bank account is sent to an automated clearing house and may take several days to be received. It is sent bulk mail and does not receive a USPS postmark. If received after August 4, 2020 is will be considered delinquent. Also, most banks service agreements forbid payment of taxes through their online bill pay.

 Phone: IVR has been set up for those that would like to pay by phone. Fees apply. Please call 844-855-0070 to pay by phone.    

 The Tax Collector’s Office will close at noon on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to close out fiscal year 2019-2020.

 Tabitha Fazzone,CCMC
Sherman Tax Collector







TAX RELIEF PROGRAM DUE TO COVID-19

Governor Lamont has issued an Executive Order providing property tax relief for taxpayers and businesses affected by the COVID19 pandemic. Our Board of Selectmen has voted to participate in the tax deferment program with application. The tax deferment program delays the last day to pay real estate, personal property and motor vehicle taxes for eligible taxpayers. If you are eligible, taxes that are due on July 1, 2020 with a last day to pay of August 1, 2020 will be deferred to a last day to pay of October 1, 2020.

 To be eligible for tax deferment, you must attest to a 20% reduction in household income resulting from being furloughed without pay, a significant reduction in hours or loss of employment since April 1, 2020. Businesses and Non-Profits must attest to 30% reduction in income.

Landlords have special eligibility requirements:
The Executive Order 7S states that for landlords to be eligible for the Deferral Program, a landlord must provide documentation that the property will suffer a significant income decline or that commensurate forbearance was offered to the tenants or lessees.

 On April 10, 2020 Executive Oder 7X required all landlords to grant 60-day rent extensions to residential tenants for April (automatically) and May (upon request due to loss of income). Landlords can satisfy the requirements for tax relief under EO 7S for residential properties only simply by complying with EO 7X and confirming they will do so in an e-mail to the tax collector. Landlords of commercial properties may satisfy those requirements with the documentation listed on the application.

Things to be aware of:  
Application must be received by the Tax Collector no later than July 1, 2020. Applications will not be accepted after this date per the Governor’s Executive Order. There are no exceptions to this.

 This is only an extension of the grace period. If payment is not received on, or before, October 1, 2020 the taxes will be considered delinquent on October 2, 2020 and the interest will revert back to the original due and payable date of July 1, 2020 (6%). Interest and any fees due will apply.

 This deferral is only for the July 1, 2020 installment only. It does not extend to the January 1, 2021 installment. You will still be responsible for paying your second installment on time. It does not apply to already delinquent taxes for prior fiscal years.

 All real estate, personal property and motor vehicles must be listed in order to receive the deferral. Do not assume the deferral will automatically apply to all of your real estate, personal property or motor vehicles. Items not listed will not be eligible for deferral.

 Taxes paid through escrow cannot receive deferral per the executive order.

 The application can be requested and viewed by others under the Freedom of Information Act.

 The application is a legal affidavit that you are signing. You are attesting that you have had a 20% reduction in income (30% for business/non-profit) because of the COVID19 pandemic, and that you understand all that is listed above.

 Email: taxcollector@townofshermanct.org

 or

 Mail:  Sherman Tax Collector              
Attn: COVID9 Tax Deferral             
PO Box 39              
Sherman, CT 06784

 Fillable COVID19 Tax Deferral Application CLICK HERE

 Non-fillable COVID19 Tax Deferral Application CLICK HERE

 Completed applications with proof of residency must be RECEIVED no later than July 1, 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. There are no exceptions to this.

 


Resolution Opposing Tolls in Connecticut 

  • Whereas the Governor and many members of the State Legislature have signaled support for the placement of tolls on Connecticut’s major roadways including Interstate 84;
  • Whereas many of the residents of Sherman use these roadways each day for work, family obligations and pleasure and spend a significant amount of time on these roads;
  • Whereas the implementation of tolls will result in a significant increase in the amount of traffic on Sherman’s roadways, particularly State Roads 37, 39, and 55 as drivers attempt to avoid the cost burden from tolls on I-84;
  • Whereas the increased volume of traffic from trucks, automobiles, and other vehicles through our Town would negatively impact the safety of our residents including children at the Sherman School, reduce residential property values all along Routes 37, 39 and 55, and increase the Town’s costs for services and infrastructure repairs;
  • Whereas the residents of Connecticut already pay more in taxes and fees than most residents in other states around the country;
  • Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Sherman is opposed to the imposition of tolls and urges the Governor and its elected representatives in the State Legislature to oppose any measure that would impose tolls.

 




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