1) By Mail. Send check or money order to the Town of Manchester, Finance Office, 6039 Main Street, Manchester Center VT 05255. Payments not postmarked by the due date will be deemed overdue, and are subject to interest charges, by law (1 percent per month or portion first three months, 1 1 2 percent per month thereafter).
2) In Person. The Finance Office is open between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters at Town Meeting established the dates and time of installments. Payments made in person after that time will be deemed overdue and are subject to late charges, by law.
Please use the correct Town of Manchester mailing address:
Town of Manchester, 6039 Main St., Manchester Ctr VT 05255
2013 HS122-Declaration of Vermont Homestead and Property Tax Adjustment Claim: The state forms are available in the Vermont Income Tax Booklets.
"Filing Homestead Declarations annually became mandatory in 2013. If you are a Vermont resident and own and occupy a Vermont dwelling as your principal residence on April 1, 2013, you must file a Homestead Declaration, Form HS-122. The homestead declaration must be filed even after the due date (April 15 each year).
The declaration is necessary so that your property is charged the residential tax rate, and is a prerequisite to a property tax adjustment." Late
Property Tax Adjustment Claims are made to the Department of Taxes by filing Form HS-122 Section B. To be eligible for a Property Tax Adjustment Claim, you must (1) have been a Vermont resident all of calendar year 2012; (2) must not have been claimed as a dependent for tax year 2012; (3) have owned and occupied the property as your principal residence on April 1, 2013; and (4) have the property declared as homestead on the 2013 grand list. You may be eligible for a property tax adjustment even if you do not have a requirement to file a Vermont income tax return. Visit the state website at http://tax.vermont.gov or call 1-866-828-2865 for more information.
Property Tax Adjustment claims cannot be accepted after the Oct. 15, 2013 deadline.