On April 22, 2020, the Board of Selectmen adopted the Governor’s Tax Deferment program to provide relief to taxpayers during the covid-19 crisis. The program, created by Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7s, provides a three-month grace period to those taxpayers adversely affected by the pandemic. Typically, this grace period runs from July 1 until August 1, but the Tax Deferment allows qualifying taxpayers to extend the grace period until October 1, 2020. Water Pollution Control Authority fees can be deferred under the program as well.
To qualify, taxpayers must apply by filing a form with the Tax Collector. The form, issued by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, can be found here.
Residents must certify: Since April 1, 2020, I either (1) have been furloughed without pay; (2) had my hours significantly reduced; or (3) am unemployed. This has resulted in at least a 20% reduction in my household income. Residents must provide Proof of Residency.
Businesses/Nonprofits must certify: Revenue is expected to decrease at least 30% in the April to June 2020 period versus the April to June 2019 period at this property. Proof of Ownership (i.e. copy of business license, utility bill, Secretary of the State listing, or other proof) required.
Landlords must certify: Prove that the property has or will suffer a significant revenue decline, or that commensurate forbearance was offered to the tenants or lessees. Additional documentation required.
All applications must include required documentation/proof at time of filing in order to be considered complete. Taxpayers must file deferment applications with the Town of Suffield Tax Collector by July 1, 2020. Applications postmarked July 1, 2020 will not be accepted. Please email applications and required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Attention Tax Collector, 83 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078. The Tax Collector’s Office can be reached at 860-668-3841 for questions.