PRESS RELEASE

 

Given the mandated closings and other restrictions that the corona virus is causing, it is recognized that it may be a challenge for some North Smithfield taxpayers to make payment for fourth quarter property and auto excise taxes that are due on April 15, 2020.  Such being the case, while the due date will remain April 15, 2020, please be advised that the date for imposition of interest and penalties will be delayed until May 15, 2020.  Payments made by May 15, 2020 will therefore result in no penalty or interest.  Those who can make their payments by April 15 are still encouraged to do so, and will be appreciated, as they will ensure that our local services can continue during these very different and challenging times.  For our residents and businesses that are without income we hope this grace period relieves one of your immediate concerns.

 

Gary S. Ezovski PE

Administrator

Town of North Smithfield

PO Box 248

Slatersville, RI 02876

Office     401-767-2200 Ext. 303

Cell          401-640-5001

 

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