CT DMV Changes Course On The Tax Clearance Process

Up until now, the local municipal tax offices have shared taxpayers' payment status with the Department of Motor Vehicles by paper. The process in which this information is exchanged has now changed. The DMV of the state of Connecticut announced that paper tax releases are no longer being accepted.

Pursuant to this policy change, the municipal tax office must send the car tax releases by electronic transfers only rather than by paper. Municipalities are able to remove any delinquent tax holds electronically when delinquent car taxes are paid.

Taxpayers can contact their own municipal tax office to learn how their town handles the process. The tax collector's office can tell you how your particular town releases a delinquent tax hold in its reporting to the DMV.

The DMV has provided CT Tax Collectors with a number of ways to release delinquent tax holds currently on the taxpayer's records. They may send an online notification for removal of the hold once the delinquency has been remedied.

Additionally, the town can send the removal notice as part of their overnight batch to the Division of Motor Vehicles each business day. Electronically transmitted clearances are easier, faster, and more efficient for both the local DMV office and the local tax collector's staff.

It's also the most efficient and beneficial method for CT taxpayers as well. Customers will no longer have to make frequent trips to the DMV to learn the status of their application once they've resolved their open tax issue. The new policy helps customers save time and improves the service level at the DMV.

Once the documentation is received, the updated information regarding the processed payment is available for viewing online. CT registrants can conveniently access their account on the Division of Motor Vehicle website. You can also find more general information on the website.

by admin on April 27, 2022