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The following information was released by the Town Assessor's Office:
Pursuant to Connecticut Statute 12-42, any business owning or leasing personal property within the Town of Cheshire must file their Declaration with the Assessor’s office no later than Friday, Nov. 1.
A 25 percent penalty must be imposed on any business that does not file by Nov 1 or files without a signature by the business owner or authorized agent.
The following should be reported: machinery and equipment, office furniture and fixtures, computers and computer equipment, vending machines, copiers, non-registered motor vehicles, horses, farm machinery and all other taxable personal property located within the Town of Cheshire.
All farmers who derive at least $15,000 in gross sales from farming may make application to the Assessor for exemption of farm machinery, horses, or ponies which are exclusively used in farming. Exemptions will NOT be granted to those not filing an application.
Declaration forms have been mailed by the Assessor’s Office to local businesses. If you did not receive one, but own taxable business personal property within the Town of Cheshire, please contact the Assessor’s Office at (203) 271-6620 or come into the Town Hall at 84 S Main St to pick up this form. Declaration forms will also be available on the Town of Cheshire Web Site at www.cheshirect.org under Taxes and Assessments. This form cannot be submitted electronically.