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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Town Manager Extends Payment Due Dates, Waives Interest & Penalty Charges

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman announced the extension of due dates for real estate and personal property tax bills, motor vehicle excise bills, water, and sewer utility bills, and exemption and deferral applications. Bockelman took that action under newly granted authority by the State Legislature and announced the action at Monday night’s Town Council meeting.

Fourth Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills:

  • Original Due Date:     May 1, 2020
  • New Due Date:          June 1, 2020

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes:

  • Any bills issued with a due date of March 10, 2020, or later are now due on June 1, 2020, regardless of the due date printed on the bill

Water and Sewer Utility Bills:

  • Any bills issued with a due date of March 10, 2020, or later are now due on June 1, 2020, regardless of the due date printed on the bill

Property Tax Personal Exemption and Tax Deferral Applications:

  • Original Due Date:    April 1, 2020
  • Extended Due Date:   June 1, 2020

Town Manager Bockelman is also waiving the payment of interest and other penalties in the event of late payment of any real estate, personal property, motor vehicle excise, water, or sewer utility bills for an additional month, giving Amherst taxpayers until June 30, 2020 to make payment without incurring interest or late fees. Payments made after June 30, 2020 will be subject to interest and penalties back to June 1, 2020.

Taxpayers may make payments in multiple ways:

  • Mail checks to Town Collector:  Town of Amherst; 4 Boltwood Avenue; Amherst, MA 01002
  • Drop payment in the Town Collector drop box located on the Main Street entrance of Town Hall at 4 Boltwood Avenue
  • Pay online by clicking here

And, while you are on the website, you can sign up for paperless billing and automatic payment.

For more information, contact the Town Collector’s office at Collector@amherstma.gov or call 413-259-3020.

COVID-19 Notice to Taxpayers Section 11 

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