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Warwick Car Tax Bills, 11% Below 2019, Coming Soon

Warwick City Hall
Warwick City Hall
Warwick City Hall.

WARWICK, RI — The city’s 2020 car tax bills, about 11 percent less than last year, are being mailed out this month, Mayor Frank Picozzi announced today.

The 2020 bills were delayed due to the General Assembly’s budget process and the uncertainty about whether the state would continue the planned gradual phase-out of the tax. With the state budget process completed and the phase-out program funded, residents and business owners with registered vehicles will receive their tax bill mid-January, according to the Mayor’s office.

The average car tax bill will decline by more than 11 percent this year compared to last year’s car taxes. The Tax Collector is offering a grace period for each of the four quarterly payment due dates, in accordance with state law.

The schedule is as follows for this year:

  • Feb. 15
  • March 15
  • May 15
  • June 15

Taxpayers also have the choice to pay the entire amount in one payment, as long as it’s received on or before Feb. 15, 2021.

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 “I know it’s frustrating receiving a bill with such a short period of time between payments, but the payment plan has to be completed by the end of June to be part of this year’s budget and be eligible for reimbursement from the state,” Picozzi said in his announcement about the bills.

The motor vehicle tax bills are available online on the city’s website.