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Monday, April 06, 2020

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PROPERTY TAX BILL EXTENSION UNTIL JUNE 1 DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PROPERTY TAX BILL EXTENSION UNTIL JUNE 1 DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
BOSTON - Monday, April 6, 2020 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston has extended the due date for property tax bills in Boston until June 1st to give residents more flexibility during the ongoing public health crisis caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Property tax bills were previously due May 1. The City of Boston is also waiving interest on late property tax and motor vehicle excise tax payments until June 30th, if the bill was originally due after March 10, meaning any resident who is facing a late fine for not paying their excise bill on time will have a grace period of no late fees until June 30th.
"During this challenging time, our priority and focus is the health and safety of all those who live in Boston," said Mayor Walsh. "Providing residents with more flexibility and options during this difficult time is crucial, and I encourage all residents to access the resources we have available." 

On Friday, Mayor Walsh also announced that his Administration is dedicating $3 million in city funds to assist Bostonians who are at risk of losing their rental housing due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will help income-eligible tenants in the City of Boston achieve housing stability by providing direct financial relief to assist with rental payments. Applications to the Rental Relief Fund will be available on Monday, April 6th. 

Resources and information about COVID-19 are available on boston.gov/coronavirus. Resources available on boston.gov and through City departments include support for renters and homeowners; small businesses; free meals for Boston students; free toiletries for Boston students; emergency childcare centers -- including 27 centers in Boston -- support for older residents; information on homeless shelters; transportation options for healthcare workers; resources for those in recovery or those who have a substance use disorder; and mental health resources. 

For additional questions or programs, please visit boston.gov/coronavirus or call 3-1-1, Boston's 24-hour constituent hotline. Text BOSCOVID to 99411 to receive text alerts on a regular basis, available in six languages.

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