Here’s How to Pay Property Taxes Now, Before New Federal Deduction Rules Go Into Effect:

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Due to the proposed changes in the federal tax bill, Tax Collector Kathleen Larkins is informing Darien residents which tax payments can be legally accepted in advance (before Jan. 1, 2018) so they can be deducted under current IRS rules:

  • 2016 Grand List 2nd installment Real Estate taxes due Jan. 1, 2018
  • 2016 Grand List 2nd installment Personal Property taxes due Jan. 1, 2018
  • 2016 Grand List Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes due Jan. 1, 2018

The 2016 Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax bills will be mailed on Friday Dec. 29, 2017.  [That means, if you rely on the mail, you won’t be able to pay them until 2018, when the new tax deduction rules go into effect.] To accommodate prepayment, these bills will be available on the Darien town website (www.darienct.gov) by Thursday, Dec. 21.

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Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax bills are pro-rated bills for vehicles registered between the dates of Oct. 2, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

Payments can be made in person at the Darien Tax Collector’s Office (Room 104) until Friday Dec. 29 by 3 p.m.  Payments by mail must be postmarked by the US Postal Service on or before Dec. 31 in order to be processed as a December payment.  Payments may also be made through the payment portal on the Darien website (www.darienct.gov) until 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, 2017.  There is a convenience fee to pay by this method.

If your real estate taxes are escrowed, please make sure you contact your bank to notify them you have made the January 2018 payment.

Tax Office Hours for the remainder of the year:

Friday Dec. 22, 2017           CLOSED
Monday Dec. 25, 2017        CLOSED
Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017        8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017   8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday Dec. 28, 2017      8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday Dec. 29, 2017           8:30 to 3 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call the Tax Collector’s Office 203-656-7314.

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