Don’t want to wait at the tax-collector’s office? You can pay your taxes online—if the city’s new site is up and running.
The city on Thursday announced it has partnered with Webster Bank to provide a new online portal through which New Haveners can pay taxes.
On Thursday, one day after the press release was issued, the site was down.
“This site will be down from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for system updates and maintenance,” a note read on the website. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” (The city, not Webster Bank, maintains the site.)
Also new this year, you can pay your car taxes in two installments, in July and January, as long as the bill is over $100. Traditionally, the city allowed only real-estate tax bills to be paid in two separate sums.
The first installment of taxes were due July 1, with a 30-day grace period until the end of this month.
posted by: robn on July 7, 2014 2:14pm
Hurray!!! oops, false start…doesn’t work.
posted by: WoosterStreetNeighbor on July 7, 2014 4:07pm
What’s the processing fee to pay online? Costs you an extra 3 bucks to pay a parking ticket online. Can’t imagine they’ll let you pay taxes online without snaking a few extra bucks out of your wallet.
posted by: Walt on July 7, 2014 4:09pm
Seems pretty simple when so many other operations, commercial or municipal, accept payments via credit card, even my daily breakfast seller
Must have hired the same firm which designed the Obamacare fund-handling systems
posted by: Shaggybob on July 8, 2014 9:01am
That site has been down from 3-5 pm for years.
Almost every other town in CT allows you to pay taxes online with ease.
Webster pay online takes days to process and frequently does not work.
Another way for the City to say “we are providing more services, there just unavailable at this time.”
It’s ok, making it harder to pay your taxes is what New Haven is all about.