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Are You On The List Of Delinquent Taxpayers?

If so, you might need to clear your name in more ways than one.

Each year, the publishes a list of those folks who have not paid their personal property tax.

This is in hopes that those who owe the tax pay it, and those who shouldn't be on the list come to to fix it.

Personal property is described as machinery, furniture and fixtures for small and large businesses, leased equipment, as well as non-registered vehicles such as trailers.

Personal property taxes are not a homeowner's real estate taxes.

Tax Collector Melanie Yanus said that after the due date to pay personal property taxes passes, her office sends out the original bill again, a late notice, a demand notice (state statute) and then a lien and demand notice. They also call everyone.

"There are many opportunities to know that you are delinquent in your taxes," she notes.

What often happens, says Yanus, is many of the companies on the list are no longer in business or operating in Clinton.

"It's as simple as this - as of October 1, 2010, if you can prove you were not here and have no company in Clinton, then you can come off the list," she said.

To do so, you need to go to the , also located at .

Yanus said many folks do not realize that if you no longer have an operating company in the town of Clinton, you need to remove your company's name from the Assessor's list.

People often start the process of forming a company but it never comes to fruition, they move to another town or state, or close the company - but the is not informed of these changes.

"Call or come into the Assessor's office," said Yanus. "If you were not in business on October 1, 2010, you don't belong on the list."

If you don't make the necessary changes or adjustments, you'll be on the list next year, too.

For those who are operating a business in town and are on the list, please hurry over to the and pay your taxes.

A .pdf file of 83 delinquent personal property taxpayers and their companies is attached.  It was printed by the tax collector's office prior to the Christmas holiday.

ClintonCT December 30, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Is it just me? I can't find an attached doc with list of non-payers...
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) December 31, 2011 at 12:23 AM
Hi ClintonCT - it is attached in the .pdf file. Just click on it, then enlarge it to see it clearly.
Olivia January 01, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Too funny. Not only is there not an attachment, if there is one, Ms. Abrahamsson didn't explain very well where it is. Pretty much the entire country's tax base is accessible on line. Clinton is so far behind in the times it is an embarrasment. I fought with the tax assessor's office for four years. They claimed I owed property tax on a vehicle, which I didn't. I finally gave in and paid it, they were hurting my credit rating. It was such a joke to deal with them. (they are not even nice) Some one pulled out this huge book.. like from the 1700's... and much to no ones surprise, they claim to have not been notificed by DMV that the vehicle was sold the year before. I guess the pony express didn't stop at the Clinton Town Hall that year..... Clinton, spend some money and join the technology world of 2012!
Olivia January 01, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Oh, and p.s..... they Never CALLED me, no matter what was said in the article above. My phone number was listed and had not changed in 18- years. That statement is a flat out lie.
ClintonCT January 01, 2012 at 10:57 PM
The .pdf is there, just not at the bottom. I finally found it after author replied. Go to the photo near the top of the article and under there is a tiny little doc. (Document is hard to read as it comes out quite tiny.)
Olivia January 04, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Thank you ClintonCt, today I can see the pdf. I believe it was moved to a more prominent location on the "e" web site article. Can't wait to see if I am still on the list from 7-years ago... Have a good day.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) January 04, 2012 at 05:45 PM
The .pdf file was always attached and in the same spot. It never moved. But I am glad you found it and can now view it.
Olivia January 04, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Thanks for the response Ms. Abrahamsson. It would be nice though if the town of Clinton "got with the times".... There should be no reason what so ever that people need to "truck down" to the Clinton Town Hall, on their time, when as stated in my original post, the rest of the country's tax asseccor's information is on line. Including All property tax information, past and present....and the ability to pay taxes on line plus too many more options to list in this post. Taxes are considered "public information"...so not sure what the issue is. Thanks again, and have a good day.

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