April 19, 2011

Tax collectors oppose measure to cut deals on back taxes

A plan proposed by Bristol lawmakers to let municipalities negotiate back tax payments drew strong opposition from the state’s tax collectors.
Letting cities and towns negotiate tax payment amounts would give tax collectors “too much discretion” and serve no public purpose, according to legislative testimony by the Connecticut Association of Tax Collectors.
The group said the change sought by all of Bristol’s legislators – with backing from City Hall – “would greatly imperil the revenue stream upon which municipalities depend.” Click here for the full story.

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