BERLIN â€“ Itâ€™s that time of year again.
The town mailed out tax bills for real estate, motor vehicles and personal property on its 2020 Grand List June 30 and payment is due at the very latest by Aug. 2, 2021.
Envelopes postmarked even a day later will render their contents subject to late fees, also known as â€śdelinquent interest.â€ť
The good news is, there is an assortment of different ways to square up with the town.
For those who wish to hand their tax payment over to a real person, check or cash is accepted inside Town Hall, Room 108, during regular office hours. These are as follows: Mon.-Weds. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fri. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Credit or debit cards are unacceptable via in-person payment.
Checks (and checks only) may be mailed to the Berlin Revenue Collector, PO Box 150410 Hartford, CT 06115-0410, or dropped into the Tax Payment Drop Box at Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Rd.
Look for Door #3 outside of the facility.
Last but not least, taxes may be paid up online at town.berlin.ct.us. Use of a debit or credit card tacks on a 2.95% service fee. An electronic fund transfer (EFT) can also be made online for a 95-cent fee.
For the unfortunate taxpayers whose bills read â€śBACK TAXES ALSO DUEâ€ť â€“ a phone call to the Revenue Collector is expected before payment is made. The office can be reached at (860) 828-7023.
Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at email@example.com.