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Larry Deutsch

Hartford Car Taxes Set To Rise In December

Hartford Car Taxes Set To Rise In December

The tax rate for motor vehicles in Hartford will climb to 39 mills next month, up from 32 – a change prompted by the most recent state budget.

Lawmakers facing a fiscal crunch this year are allowing cities and towns to raise car taxes to help offset a drop in municipal aid. Without the increase, city leaders say Hartford would lose out on about $2.7 million.

Residents will see the adjustment in their December tax bills.

“No one’s thrilled about it because we understand the motor vehicle tax is a difficult one,” House Majority Leader Matthew Ritter, a Hartford resident, said recently. “We wish there was no car tax, but towns do rely on that revenue and so you have to find...

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