Thetford Board of Listers
- Janet E. Stowell, Head Lister
- Diane C. Osgood, Lister
- Sean Boyce, Lister
- Terre Lefler, Lister’s Clerk
Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:30AM – 4:00PM
3910 Route 113 – PO Box 126
Thetford Center, VT 05075
Tele. (802) 785-2922, Ext. 5
Vermonters are advised that income tax filing due dates for the following taxes have been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020:
· Vermont personal income tax
· Vermont Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Credit Claims
· Corporate income tax
· Fiduciary income tax
This means taxpayers can file and pay these taxes on or before July 15, 2020, without any penalty or interest. This includes any tax year 2020 estimated payments that were due for these taxes on April 15th, 2020.
For more information see the press release from the State of Vermont: https://tax.vermont.gov/press-release/upcoming-vermont-tax-due-date-guidance
The Board of Listers of the Town of Thetford had their annual Budget Meeting on October 16, 2019, in their Office at the Town Hall.
- Discuss Old Business.
- Review Budget for 2019 and propose budget for 2020.
- Possible adjustment of hours – review of Lister’s and Clerk’s duties and year’s scheduling.
- Review contracts for Professional Services.
- Review equipment needs and supplies.
- Review miscellaneous spending categories.
- No New Business was discussed.
- Respectfully Submitted,
Full Minutes can be viewed under the Minutes tab.
Board of Listers
The Open Meeting Law clearly emphasizes the openness of and accessibility to government. It declares that “All meetings of a public body are declared to be open to the public at all times, except as provided in section 313 of this title [on executive sessions].” 1 V.S.A. § 312(a)
Each year the Listers establish a Grand List specifying the value of taxable property as of April 1st. The Preliminary Grand List must be filed with the Town Clerk on or before June 4th. Grievance hearings must start within 14 days of that filing date and the Final Grand List must be lodged with the Town Clerk by July 25th.
EQUALIZATION STUDY RESULTS:
The results from the 2019 State Equalization Study for Thetford are a Common Level of Appraisal (CLA) of 92.06%, and our Coefficient of Dispersion (COD) is 12.19%.
For additional information please go to the State of Vermont page on Understanding Property Taxes.
USE VALUE APPRAISAL PROGRAM (CURRENT USE):
Owners of agricultural and forest land may be eligible to have land taxed at the lower “use value” rate by enrolling in the Current Use Program. At least 25 acres are required for enrollment, but there are some special eligibility criteria for smaller active agricultural parcels. Farm buildings can also be enrolled in the program. For additional information and to file an application electronically, please go to the State of Vermont application for current use.
HOMESTEAD DECLARATION AND PROPERTY TAX ADJUSTMENT CLAIM (FORM HS-122):
By Vermont law, property owners whose homes meet the definition of a Vermont homestead must file a Homestead Declaration annually by the April filing deadline., 32 V.S.A.5410.§ Many people file their Homestead Declarations at the same time they file their Vermont Income Tax returns. However, if you apply for an extension or even if you are not required to file a Vermont Income Tax return, the Homestead Declaration must still be filed by the April deadline. Penalties apply after the April filing deadline. For additional information and to file electronically, please go to the State of Vermont Homestead Declaration page.
Veterans who own their home and declare a Vermont homestead may be eligible for a property tax exemption. For additional information and requirements, please go to: State of Vermont page for information for Veterans
As a Board, we must abide by changing state statutes and fixed and constrained timetables. We are here to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have. Our office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Telephone #: 785-2922, Ext. 4; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms and Information:
- Tax Maps and Assessment Cards
- Property Tax Assessment – Are You Appealing?
- 2012 Reappraisal Booklet
- Thetford Land Values, Defined August 6, 2015
- 2017 Listers Handbook
- Vermont Department of Taxes