Under current law, the car tax cap is scheduled to be reduced from 37 mills to 32 mills for the assessment year beginning October 1, 2016. However, legislation to adjust the car tax cap or keep it at 37 mills is expected to be considered in special session.
Due to this uncertainty, some Towns and Districts with a combined mill rate higher than 32 mills are delaying the issuance of motor vehicle tax bills until a state budget, tax package and related implementer bills, are adopted and signed into law.
Under Section 12-142, Connecticut General Statutes, Towns and/or Districts are authorized to delay issuance of the tax bill. Once tax bills are issued, residents will have a one-month grace period from the established due date to pay the bill without interest pursuant to Section 12-146, CGS.
Please contact the Westfield Fire District Tax Office @ 860-632-0377 with any additional questions.