REVISED TAX DEADLINES as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the ecomonic burdens due to the recent COVID-19 Pandemic and the resultant Declarations set forth by the Governor's Office, the Select Board, after discussions with the Treasurer-Collector's office, voted to adopt changes in tax payments proposed by State of Massachusetts as part of the Acts of 2020. 

  • Real Estate and Personal Property taxes due to the Town and the deadline for application for exemptions is now June 1, 2020
  • The Town of Brimfield will waive the payment of interest and other penalties in the event of the late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment or apportionment, or any other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after March 10, 2020, all as provided in said Section 11, provided, however, that such payment is made no later than June 30, 2020.

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The official jargon of the Act passed by Governor Baker. 

The Select Board may extend tax deadlines, as follows:

1. The date real estate and personal property taxes are due from May 1 to a date not later than June 1, 2020;

2. The date real estate and personal property taxes are due, after credit is given for the preliminary tax payments previously made, for cities and towns with quarterly payments from May 1 to a date not later than June 1, 2020;

3. In the event an additional notice of preliminary tax requiring a third quarter preliminary installment payment is issued by a city or town, the due date the entire notice shall be due from May 1 to a date not later than June 1, 2020;

4. The date bills for taxes assessed for omitted property (G.L.c.59, §75) or incorrectly valued property (G.L.c.59, §76) are sent from May 1 to a date not later than June 1, 2020;

5. The date real estate and personal property taxes are due for cities and towns with semi-annual payments from April 1 to a date not later than June 1, 2020;

6. The date an application for exemption of taxes is due from April 1 to a date not later than June 1, 2020.

Similarly, the Select Board may waive the payment of interest and other penalty in the event of late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment or apportionment, water rate, annual sewer use, or other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after March 10, 2020. Of note, this waiver may only be given if payment is made after its due date but before June 30, 2020.