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Governor Extends Property Tax Payment Deadline, Newtowners May Pay Online



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With Newtown Municpal Center closed Monday, February 2 because of bad weather, First Selectman Pat Llodra posted a notice on the Town website reminding residents they could make last-minute property tax payments without a late penalty via the .Tax Collectors web page

But at about 4 pm today, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed , which extends the deadline for Connecticut residents who pay property taxes on a semi-annual or quarterly basis due to winter weather that has impacted the state over the last week.Executive Order No. 44

“Between the significant snow we received last week, and now with today’s winter weather, extending this deadline will allow some additional time to help residents avoid accumulating interest fees,” Governor Malloy said in a release.

Under the order, the deadline will be extended to February 3, 2015.

Mrs Llodra told The Newtown Bee that while she was in her office during the storm and before the governor's announcement, several residents arrived at the town municipal center asking about paying their taxes. She said she had to refer them to the website payment option.

In other news, the Board of Selectmen has rescheduled its budget review meeting that was set for this evening, to Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Gov Malloy also authorized the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services to grant a similar extension for several other filings, a list of which can be found .on that agency’s website

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