Property Tax Bills
Property tax bills will be issued in July to the property owners of record as of April 1. If you purchase a property after April 1, you should request the tax bill from the seller or contact this office for a copy.
The payment dates for the current 2013-2014 tax bill were voted to be August 16, 2013 and February 14, 2014. Postmarks by the U.S. Post Office are accepted.
FILING HOMESTEAD DECLARATIONS ANNUALLY WILL ONCE AGAIN BECOME MANDATORY IN 2013. IF YOU ARE A VERMONT RESIDENT AND OWN AND OCCUPY A VERMONT DWELLING AS YOUR PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE ON APRIL 1, 2013, YOU MUST FILE A HOMESTEAD DECLARATION, FORM HS-122, BY APRIL 15, 2013.
To: Town of Norwich Taxpayers July 2012
From: Norwich Finance Office
RE: Payment of Taxes
In addition to accepting payment by U.S. mail or in person, the Town of Norwich offers to its taxpayers the option of paying taxes using other methods.
The first option is through an electronic ACH transaction using the form found here. This form gives the Town permission to withdraw the money you owe from your account. The transaction takes place 3 days before each of the two tax installment due dates of each year. This agreement remains in place until cancelled by you. If you want to use this payment method please fill out the form and return it to us by August 8, 2012.
Another option for taxpayers is to pay taxes either online or by telephone at 1-800-2PayTax (1-800-272-9829). You may use your credit card or have an e-check created. To pay online, go to www.officialpayments.com and at the homepage click on Local Payments. The next page has a look up, which can be performed by entering state and town or by simply entering Jurisdiction Code 5517. For payment type, pick Property Tax. You must also enter your parcel ID # (from your tax bill) to get credit on your parcel. The website charges a 3% fee for credit card payments and a $3.00 fee for e-checks.
TOWN OF NORWICH
HOMESTEAD EDUCATION TAX RATE CALCULATION Tax Year 2012-13
The Homestead Education Tax Rate is based in part on the education spending per equalized pupil of all the pupils residing in your town. Many town districts are also members of union school districts. Each town and union school district will have a tax rate based on its spending per pupil. For towns with multiple school districts, the tax rate is a combination of those rates as shown below.
Base homestead tax rate $0.89
Base spending amount $8,723
Excess spending threshold $14,841
Average statewide education spending per equalized pupil $12,782
Common level of appraisal for Norwich 93.3%
Equalized Homestead Tax Rate for Norwich from Town School District
1. Education spending per equalized pupil $16,030.18
2. Net offsets for excess spending calculation $1,411.01
3. Amount over excess spending threshold if any $0
4. Education spending per equalized pupil plus excess for tax rate $16,030.18
5. District spending as a percent of base spending amount 183.77%
6. District equalized tax rate equals line 5 times base rate $1.6355
7. Percent of equalized pupils at town school district 100.00%
8. Equalized tax rate from school district $1.6355
9. Actual tax rate attributable to district ($1.6355/CLA:93.3%) $1.7529
If you pay at the HOMESTEAD EDUCATION TAX RATE, you should see this rate on your bill. >>>>> $1.7529
NON-RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION TAX RATE $1.4791
Base non-residential rate of $1.38/CLA:93.3%