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Posted on: September 20, 2022

2022 Declarations of Personal Property Due

DECLARING PERSONAL PROPERTY: All persons liable to pay taxes are hereby notified to declare all tangible personal property owned by them on October 1, 2022. 

Non-residents are required to declare property located in any town for any three months preceding October 1, 2022. Assessors mail declaration forms to all property owners previously on record. Failure to receive a form does not negate the requirement to declare. Forms are available online and in the Assessor's Office. Electronic filing is available for registered accounts.

Penalty for late filing – Failure to file timely will result in a penalty equal to 25% of the assessment of the personal property.  Declaration must be filed or USPS postmarked (as defined in C.G.S. Sec. 1-2a) no later than:

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

If you no longer own the above noted business or personal property assessed in your name last year, you need to complete the Affidavit of Business Closing or Move of Business or Sale of Business or Property and return to the Assessor. 

If you do not file, the Assessor must assume that you are still operating the business or still own and have failed to declare your taxable personal property. 

Extension: The Assessor may grant a filing extension for good cause (CGS §12-42).  If a request for an extension is needed, you need to contact the Assessor in writing (emails accepted) by November 1 (or the Monday following if November 1 falls on Saturday or Sunday)

Taxable personal property includes, but is not limited to: unregistered motor vehicles, motor vehicles located in Connecticut but registered in another state, mobile manufactured homes not assessed as real estate, manufacturing machinery and equipment, business furniture and fixtures, farm machinery, farming tools, mechanics tools, electronic data processing equipment, telecommunication equipment, cables, conduits, pipes, poles, business expensed supplies and other property such as billboards, video games, vending machines, leasehold improvements, etc. (Real property and Connecticut registered motor vehicles do not need to be declared).

MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT installed in a manufacturing facility and used in the manufacturing process may be allowed exemption. Eligible manufacturers must complete and file the MME Exemption Application with their declaration, by November 1, 2022.

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