Basic info to know about your supplemental tax bill

by Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR 05/15/2022

A supplemental tax bill is separate from your annual tax bill and may arrive at any time. But what exactly is a supplemental tax bill, and why do property owners pay them? Here is a guide to the key information to know about supplemental property taxes and the associated bills:

Supplemental assessments

A supplemental assessment is a change in a property's value. Supplemental assessments usually occur when there are major upgrades made to a property, like new construction, rehabilitation or expansion. However, supplemental assessments also happen when a property changes owners. In some cases, supplemental assessments can be lower than the previous assessment, resulting in a refund.

Multiple tax bills

Supplemental tax bills are separate from your regular property tax bills. Therefore, they may post at a different time and be due at a different time. It's important to note the deadlines carefully to avoid late fees and other penalties.

Appealing a supplemental assessment

Sometimes, property owners want to appeal a supplemental assessment on their home. Regardless of whether the assessment is higher or lower than expected, the owner can contact their local tax assessor's office to file an appeal. Details vary by municipality, but it's common for an appeal to be due within 60 days of the supplemental assessment for it to be considered.

Supplemental tax bills might seem like an unexpected expense. Therefore, it's important for property owners to familiarize themselves with how they work. Keep these basics in mind and you'll be ready for whatever comes next.

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Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR

Linda A. Cappello, Owner/Broker of Cappello Realty Shoreline Properties. Cappello Realty is a full service boutique Real Estate firm that specializes in Norwalk, and services all of Fairfield County, CT. Linda has been in the Real Estate business for 18+ years, spending 15 of them as a Broker-Owner. Being a Broker adds a lot responsibility to her job. She is responsible for overseeing every transaction and agent in the office. This is a challenge that she looks forward to and takes very seriously. She is constantly taking continuing education classes and attending seminars to keep abreast of the ever changing market as well as the industry standards, rules and regulations.  

She is a native to Norwalk, and has an in-depth knowledge of the city that she loves, as well as the intricacies of the many unique neighborhoods and areas that Norwalk offers. Linda offers her clients a network of professionals ranging from Attorneys, Mortgage Brokers & Home Inspectors to any and all pros that you may need for a successful transaction and for the convenience of her clients.  

"My job doesn't end at the closing table. It goes far beyond that, keeping in touch and staying friends who refer their family and friends. A lot of my business is referral business which is the greatest accomplishment and honor of all. Earning my clients trust."