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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 017 : FEES AND COSTS

Subchapter 008 : TOWN OFFICERS

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 1674)
  • § 1674. Delinquent tax commission and collection costs

    The fees and penalties collected by collectors of taxes shall be as follows:

    (1) Where a municipality does not vote to collect its taxes by its treasurer, the collector shall not tax or collect of the taxpayer any commission or fees on taxes paid within the time established in the notice required by section 4772 of this title.

    (2) On all taxes collected after the expiration of the time established in the notice required by section 4772 or 4792 of this title, the collector may charge and collect from the taxpayer a commission of eight percent on the amount of the tax, unless a municipality votes otherwise pursuant to subdivision (3) of this section.

    (3) For all taxes collected after the expiration of the time established in the notice required by section 4772 or 4792 of this title, voters of a municipality may adopt by a majority vote of the municipality's members present and voting at an annual or special meeting:

    (A) The percent of the amount of the tax collected that shall be charged as a commission, provided that the adopted percent does not exceed eight percent.

    (B) A grace period or graduated commission schedule for taxes paid within a defined time frame after the established time of payment.

    (4) Whenever it is necessary to levy on persons or personal estate, the collector shall be allowed to tax and collect from the taxpayer, as further compensation, such fees as sheriffs are allowed for levying executions. (Amended 1993, No. 68, § 1; 1997, No. 26, § 1; 2003, No. 100 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)