Tax Due Dates In Westford Extended To June Because Of Coronavirus

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WESTFORD, MA — As Westford residents work to deal with the fallout of the new coronavirus pandemic, town officials voted to extend the tax due dates to June 1.

As part of the state's Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19, the town adopted local options to extend due dates for real and personal property tax payments and applications for exemptions and a waiver of interest on certain municipal tax and other bills paid by June 30.

The due date of your real and personal property tax bill has been extended to June 1.

That's the new due date even if the due date for payment on your previously mailed tax bill is May 1.

The due date for applications for some property tax exemptions has also been extended to June 1.

Interest and other penalty for late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment, water rate or annual sewer use or other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after March 10, where payment is made late but before June 30, has also been waived.

This applies to late payments of bills that have a due date of March 10 or after, when such bills are paid late but paid on or before June 30. This waiver of interest does not apply to bills with due dates before March 10 or if the bill is not paid by June 30.

Read more about it on the town website: https://www.westfordma.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=759

This article originally appeared on the Westford Patch