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The Canton Board of Selectmen has adopted a tax deferral program. The program extends the grace period for the payment of property tax bills (real estate, business/personal property and motor vehicle) due July 1, 2020, until October 1, 2020.  In order to ensure sufficient tax revenues to pay expenses in the first quarter of the fiscal year, the Town encourages all who have the ability to pay within the normal 30 day grace period to please do so. It is anticipated tax bills will be mailed on June 19, 2020.

Tax payments can be:
Mailed to Tax Collector, P.O. Box 168, Canton, CT 06022-0168;
Dropped off in the drop box located directly behind Town Hall near the Board of Education Offices (anticipated to be installed by July 6, 2020);
Paid online (a transaction fee will be charged)
Made in person when Town Hall is open for limited hours.

 

Town of Canton COVID-19 Property Tax Deferral Program

On April 15, 2020, the Canton Board of Selectmen voted to adopt a tax deferral program pursuant to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7S. 

Tax Deferment Program:
This program allows Canton taxpayers to delay payment of taxes on real property, personal property or motor vehicles and sewer usage bills due between the dates of March 10, 2020 through and including July 1, 2020 for ninety (90) days from the date that they become due and payable, without interest or penalty. 

The effect of this program is the equivalent of an extended grace period. The last day to pay the April 1, 2020 second installment of sewer usage without interest is extended from May 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020.  The last day to pay the July 1, 2020 tax installment without interest is extended from August 3, 2020 to October 1, 2020.  In order to ensure sufficient tax revenues to pay expenses in the first quarter of the fiscal year, the Town encourages all who have the ability to pay within the normal 30 day grace period to do so. 

Landlord Eligibility Under the Deferment Program: 
Pursuant to Executive Order 7S, in order for a landlord, or any taxpayer that rents or leases to any commercial, residential, or institutional tenant or lessee, to be eligible for the Deferment Program, the landlord must provide documentation to the Tax Collector (a) that the property has or will suffer a significant revenue decline related to the COVID-19 emergency or (b) that commensurate forbearance was offered to their tenants or lessees.  Commensurate forbearance means either (1) a deferral of 25% of rent for the ninety (90) days from the due date; (2) a deferral of one month’s rent to be paid over the ninety (90) day period; or (3) forbearance substantially similar to (1) or (2) as determined by the Tax Collector. The landlord must provide documentation evidencing proof that tenants have received forbearance or that the landlord has actively offered forbearance to the tenants or lessees.  The Tax Deferment Program application can be obtained HERE. The application will also be available at the Canton Tax Collector’s Office once the town hall reopens to the public.  The application and sufficient supporting documentation must be received no later than July 1, 2020 either (1) via email to the Tax Collector at csilansky@townofcantonct.org or (2) via USPS and postmarked by July 1, 2020 or (3) in person by July 1, 2020 at the Canton Tax Collector’s Office, Town Hall, 4 Market Street, Canton contingent upon Town Hall being open to the public prior to July 1st.  

Tax Escrow Payments: 
The Governor’s Executive Order 7S does not affect those tax payments that are paid from escrowed funds by banks on behalf of the Town of Canton’s taxpayers. The financial institutions and mortgage servicers holding property tax payments in escrow shall continue to remit property taxes to the municipality, so long as the borrower remains current on their mortgage or is in a forbearance or deferment program, irrespective of the borrower’s eligibility for or participation in the Deferment Program. 

General Billing Information

Tax bills are mailed at the end of June each year.
  • The first installment of real estate and business/personal property taxes is due July 1st and is payable no later than the first business day of August. Motor vehicle taxes are due July 1st and are payable IN FULL no later than the first business day in August. Sewer usage charges are due October 1st and are payable IN FULL no later than the first business day in November. 
  • The second installment of real estate and business/personal property taxes is due January 1st and is payable no later than the first business day of February.  We DO NOT send a bill for the second installment but you can sign up for an email reminder.   Motor vehicle supplemental taxes are due January 1st and are payable IN FULL no later than the first business day of February.

INCOME TAX INFORMATION can now be accessed online by clicking on the button below.  In the box under Enter the search criteria below,  type the last name, then a space, and the first letter of the first name and click Search.  Click on the fourth icon under OPTIONS to view your tax payment history.  To view sewer usage payments, click on SEWER/WATER on the blue bar so it highlights in yellow.  You will need your bill number or Unique ID, which is found on your bill, to access this information.  For detailed instructions, CLICK HERE.

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Payment Options  Real Estate Taxes 
Business/Personal Property Taxes  Motor Vehicle Taxes 
Sewer Use Charges  Motor Vehicle Supplemental Taxes 
View a History of Mill Rates
View a History of Residential Sewer Use Charges 

 

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Contact Us

The Tax Office will be open to the public for limited hours starting the week of June 22, 2020. In person visitation may occur between the hours of:

9am-12noon Tuesdays and Thursdays
3pm-6:45pm Wednesdays

Anyone entering Town offices will be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. 

Tax payments can be:
Mailed to Tax Collector, P.O. Box 168, Canton, CT 06022-0168;
Dropped off in the drop box located directly behind Town Hall near the Board of Education Offices (anticipated to be installed by July 6, 2020);
Paid online (a transaction fee will be charged)
Made in person when Town Hall is open for limited hours.

If you need DMV clearance to register a vehicle, please pay online.  Once you’ve completed the transaction, send an email to the Tax Collector, Christine Silansky, at csilansky@townofcantonct.org.

Any other assistance or questions should be emailed to csilansky@townofcantonct.org or you may leave a voicemail message at (860) 693-7843.  We will do our best to respond to you as soon as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation and stay healthy!

 

Christine Silansky
Tax Collector
csilansky@townofcantonct.org

Rose H. Kubran
Tax Assistant
rkubran@townofcantonct.org

Mailing Address
4 Market Street
P.O. Box 168, 
Collinsville, CT  06022

Phone: (860) 693-7843   (860) 693-7843  
taxcollector@townofcantonct.org