COVID-19 Tax Deferral Program

In recognition of the financial hardships brought on the by global COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of New Canaan is offering all qualified taxpayers the opportunity to delay payment of real estate (excluding escrow accounts per Executive Order 9R), supplemental motor vehicle and sewer charges for 90 days (April 1, 2021) 

The tax deferment program is open to all qualified residents, non-profits and businesses, including landlords. To qualify, taxpayers must attest that their income has decreased by at least 20% during the emergency period due to layoffs, furloughs, business closures or other factors related to COVID-19.

Executive Order 9R is an extension of:  
The deferment program in effect from March 10, 2020, the day the public health emergency was declared by Governor Lamont, through January 1, 2021. For New Canaan, this means non-escrow real estate, supplemental motor vehicle taxes and sewer charges due January 1, 2021 are each eligible for the 90-day deferral.

IMPORTANT ITEMS OF NOTE

1. You must file your application for bills due January 1, 2021 before February 1, 2021.  Failure to apply by February 1, 2021 or an incomplete application will result in failure to qualify for this tax deferment.

2. Any bill not paid by April 1, 2021 will be subject to interest of 1 ½% per month back to January 1, 2021 (for a total of 6%).    

3. The Town of New Canaan accepts partial payments.

Instructions & Application Form

INSTRUCTIONS:
Please read the instructions before completing the application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to accurately complete this form in order to be considered for the tax deferral.

***This application must be filed and in the tax office no later than February 1, 2021

This application is for residents, businesses, non-profits, and landlords who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

ALL APPLICANTS – Check the box after “DEFERRAL PROGRAM” on page 1 and read what this program allows before continuing.

NOTE: ESCROWED REAL ESTATE ACCOUNTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR TAX DEFERRAL PER GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER.

Residents:

1. Fill out all information required on lines 1 – 5.
2. Under “CHECK PROPER ELIGIBILITY” check the Resident box. 
3. Check the box that states you have suffered at least a 20% income loss due to COVID-19.
4. Check the box stating proof of ownership.
5. Sign and date page 2 of the application.
6. Email the form and proof of residency to link below

            OR mail the form and proof to: Tax Collector – TDP
                                                                                         PO Box 505
                                                                                         New Canaan, CT 06840


You must provide proof of residency with this form. This can be a driver’s license, utility bill, or other proof.

Businesses/Non-Profits

1. Fill out all information required on lines 1 – 5.
2. Under “CHECK PROPER ELIGIBILITY” check the Business/Non-Profit box.
3. Check the box that says Proof of Ownership and provide a Business License, Utility Bill, or Secretary of State listing
4. Email the form and proof of ownership to link below, 

            OR mail the form and proof to: Tax Collector– TDP
                                                                                        PO Box 505
                                                                                        New Canaan, CT 06840

Landlords:

1. In the Landlords section check the Deferral Program box.
2. Check the applicable box for the type of proof you are providing.
3. Email the form and proof to link below

            OR mail the form and proof to: Tax Collector– TDP
                                                                                        PO Box 505
                                                                                        New Canaan, CT 06840

APPLICATION FORM

Email completed application here