The House Tax Policy Committee took testimony on an S-1 substitute for SB 972 (Sen. Hildenbrand, R-Lowell). This bill would require local municipalities to include past due amounts on all tax bills. Specifically, it will require that a taxpayer be notified of delinquent property taxes on the property as of March 1st. This will be included in the already-required yearly statement to taxpayers informing them of the property value of the property and the amount of tax due on that property. The bill also requires that the statement include contact information for the county treasurer. This new notice requirement only applies to taxes returned to the county treasurer in the year that they were returned. The Committee is expected to vote on the bill on November 20th.
Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the League and handles municipal finance and labor issues. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at [email protected].