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    City Reminds Business Owners: File Your Personal Property Declarations and Do it on Time

    (8/25/2010) NEW HAVEN- The City of New Haven will be issuing letters to more than 4,500 businesses in the City, ranging from one person organizations to large-scale operations, alerting them of the November 1 deadline to file their personal property declaration forms. All owners of commercial tangible personal property are responsible for filing their declarations of such property with the local assessor annually.

    The annual declaration of tangible personal property owned by a business (regardless of size) on the October 1 assessment date, shall include, but is not limited to, the following property: Machinery used in mills and factories, cables, wires, poles, underground mains, conduits, pipes and other fixtures of water, gas, electric and heating companies, leasehold improvements classified as other than real property and furniture and fixtures of stores, offices, hotels, restaurants, taverns, halls, factories and manufacturers.

    These declarations are confidential and are not open to inspection and are exempt from FOI. Commercial or financial information in any declaration filed under this section shall not be open for public inspection. The filing deadline is November 1.

    Failure to file and failure to file timely shall subject the owner to a twenty-five percent penalty. Any property omitted from the declaration is also subject to twenty-five percent penalty. It is the obligation of the owners of tangible property to file the declaration with the assessor whether or not they have received declaration or notification from the municipality or the assessor. Declarations are available at the office of the Assessor or on the Cityís website: www.cityofnewhaven.net in the Assessorís area.

    It is strongly recommended that taxpayers submit their declaration forms in person, by certified mail/return receipt requested, to the Office of the Assessor, 165 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510 or faxed at (203) 946-7122. A copy of the 2010 Declaration along with proof of submission to the Assessor's Office, should be maintained. The Assessorís office can also be reached via email at: assessor@newhavenct.net.

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    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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