The Bethel Board of Selectmen has approved a tax deferral program to help residents and businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at their meeting earlier this week. Bethel residents, businesses and non-profits with property could be eligible for a 90-day deferral on all real and personal property taxes, utility charges and assessments between March 10th and July 1st, 2020. This will apply to April tax bills that are currently pending, as well as tax bills to be issued in June. For those that qualify, the new deadline date for April taxes will be July 1st; for June taxes, the deadline date will be October 1st. Taxpayers must sign a form attesting to a loss of income during this period of 20% or more. Program details and the application form can be found on the town website.