Bethel is offering qualified taxpayers the opportunity to delay payment of real estate, property and utility taxes, charges and assessments for 90 days. The tax deferment program, authorized in one of Governor Lamont's executive orders, is open to residents, non-profits and businesses, including landlords. To qualify, taxpayers must attest that their income has decreased by at least 20% during the emergency period due to layoffs, furloughs, business closures or other factor related to COVID-19. Tax bills due January 1st will each be eligible for the 90-day deferral. There is an application that has to be filled out by February 1st, even if taxpayers haven't yet received the bill.