Greetings Willington Residents!
Just a quick reminder that second installments for Real Estate and Personal Property along with your full Motor Vehicle Supplemental bill must be paid by tomorrow (April 1, 2021) to avoid interest penalties. Any payments received April 2, 2021 or later are considered late and interest will be applied at a rate of 6%, dating back to the original due date of January 1, 2021.
Tax Office News:
- The Town Of Willington Revenue Collectors Office is using a new collection agency to aid in collecting back taxes. Please review the information provided below:
The Town of Willington is under contract with TaxServ Capital Services for the collection of the town’s delinquent motor vehicle and personal property taxes (Grand List years 2017 and older). If you receive a letter from TaxServ, you must call TaxServ to discuss your account and arrange payment. If you do call the Town tax office, you will be directed to TaxServ.
TaxServ Capital Services, LLC can be reached at:
Toll Free: 866-497-2427
***As a reminder: each month a payment is late you will be charged a 1.5% interest fee. Current delinquent statements will reflect a 6% interest fee, which dates back to July 2020.
CT STATE STATUE 12-130- "FAILURE TO SEND OUT OR RECEIVE ANY SUCH BILL OR STATEMENT SHALL NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX"
(Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the tax payer of his/her resposibility for the payment of taxes or delinquent charges)
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I pay my bill?
The Revenue Office accepts cash, money orders or personal checks for payment at the office. If our office is closed, you can leave a check in our Drop Box outside the front door of the building. Our mailing address is 40 Old Farms Rd, Willington CT 06279 if you want to mail in a payment. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would a receipt mailed back to you. You may also pay on line at www.willingtonct.org and click on “Online Tax Payments”. There is a convenience fee of 2.95% for credit cards and $1.95 for EFT.
When is my Payment Due? When is it considered Late?
Payments due July 1, 2020 must be received, or postmarked, no later than Thursday October 1, 2020. Payments due January 1, 2021 must be received, or postmarked, no later than Monday February 1, 2021.
Interest is charged at a rate of 1 ½% per month from the due date, with a minimum interest charge of $2.00. Per §12-146, Interest cannot be waived.
What am I being taxed on?
You are being taxed on Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicles as of October 1, 2019.
Real Estate – All real property listed on the Grand List.
Personal Property – In the most general terms, personal property is everything subject to ownership, excluding land, any interest in land or any permanent improvement thereon. It is property that is not permanently affixed to or part of real estate. By its very nature then, personal property is moveable. This broad definition includes tangible items such as airplanes, campers, unregistered vehicles, items for business as furniture, fixtures, equipment, and animals.
Registered Motor Vehicles – Vehicles listed with the Department of Motor Vehicles are coded by tax town, and the Assessor is provided a list of registered vehicles annually. Willington’s Town Code is 160.
All tax bills are mailed directly to property owners unless the Tax Collector receives specific instructions to send the bill to your bank or financial institution.
Real Estate and Personal Property tax totaling $100 or more are due in two installments; July and January. Motor vehicle tax is due in one installment in July. Please note, we do not send out bills for the second installment in January. There is a stub on the July bills for the January payment.