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Alton (N.H.) Property Tax Rate Up By 8.8%!

by Anura Guruge



I got the Town of Alton (New Hampshire) property tax bill for December 2018 and it seemed high. Much more than I was expecting. So, I checked it against the prior bills.

WOW!

A 8.8% increase with no change to the assessed property values. No wonder the bill seemed high. It is HIGH. The school again. Funny thing is I can’t recall reading or hearing about a major increase to the tax rate.

I realize that most people don’t see the increase per se. Their property tax payment is included with their mortgage payment. But, they will see it at some point and it will be a shock.

Well, I have given you a heads up.

We have had higher tax rates, BUT valuations were lower. It is the COMBINATION of the two that adds up and counts.


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by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire (N.H.) Comes In 49 Out Of 51 In Terms Of Highest Average Real Estate Property Tax.

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1/ NH 2014 – 2015 tax rates.
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N.H. 2013 – 2014 tax rates.

3/ N.H. 2012 – 2013 tax rates.

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For the latest 2014 – 2015 Tax Rates for New Hampshire — CLICK.


I happened to see this article on “MarketWatch” this morning. Obviously it piqued my interest. So we have the 3rd highest property tax rate. The average stated for New Hampshire, viz. $3,649, is 1% BELOW what we pay — but we have an exceedingly modest dwelling. This article and the accompanying tables make interesting reading.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access original at “MarketWatch.com”.


The data for the “MarketWatch” article came from “wallethub“.
So I went there to get the data I wanted.
This is how the TOP property tax states compare.
N.H. is 3rd from bottom.

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Click to ENLARGE and read. These are the HIGHEST property tax states. The table is from “wallethub.com”. Use link above.


This table, also from “wallethub“, shows in the 2nd column the average cost to register a car.
N.H. comes in joint 41st out of 51.

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Click to ENLARGE and read. This table, 2nd COLUMN, looks at car registration costs. The table is from “wallethub.com”. Use link above.


New Hampshire (N.H.) 2014 – 2015 Property Tax Rates: 40 More Towns Report, But Not Alton.

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2014 – 2015 rates for 103 towns.

1/ N.H. 2013 – 2014 tax rates — Nov. 9, 2014.
2/ N.H. 2012 – 2013 tax rates — Nov. 26, 2012.
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Alton is not alone. The fully tally of towns is 224 — or that was what it was last year. Today, November 7, 2014, we have 143 towns reporting. So we are 81 short — Alton plus 80 more.

Last year, i.e., 2013, we had the 224 in on November 9th.

Well Sunday is November 9th and we know that these numbers will NOT get posted over the weekend. They get posted on Fridays. So it will be November 14, 2014. So at least 5 days behind. If Alton makes that cut, as it probably should, they still wouldn’t be able to get the tax bills out before November 20th, if that. So, joy of joys, Alton property tax, for those of us that bother to pay, will be due just before Christmas. 


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