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2/1/2019 - Tax Deferment Program Now Available for Fairfield’s Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that on Monday, January 28, 2019, the Fairfield Representative Town Meeting (RTM), the town’s legislative body, voted to establish a tax deferment program to assist federal employees in Fairfield who have been impacted by the recent partial shutdown of the federal government.

The RTM vote follows the Connecticut General Assembly’s overwhelming passage of Special Act 19-1 which authorizes municipalities to allow residents affected by the recent federal shutdown to defer payment of their municipal taxes. In order to establish the deferment program, the Special Act requires a vote of the town's legislative body.

Per the RTM resolution, the Fairfield Tax Collector determines the eligibility for inclusion in the program. Affected federal employees who live in Fairfield should contact the Fairfield Tax Collector at 203-256-3100 or taxoffice@fairfieldct.org.

First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “It is important that we look out for our fellow neighbors in need and assure them that our community has their support. I applaud the RTM for stepping in so quickly to pass this important measure.”

Fairfield joins other communities in the state like Greenwich and West Hartford that have also approved this program for affected residents.

Please click on the following links to view the full RTM resolution and Section 7 of Special Act 19-1.

The Fairfield Tax Collector’s Office is located on the first floor of Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.