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‘Period Poverty’ Bill, Spearheaded By Schoolgirl, Becomes New Hampshire Law — Something To Be Proud Of.

by Anura Guruge


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I am SO impressed, so happy. This is so pro-female, pro-children. It is great. I am so proud of her — Caroline Dillion. I do not know her but wish her all the best and hope she goes far. Maybe a FUTURE president. She will be good.

As a father of three daughters, who still lives in a house with three females I surely can relate to this. SMILE.

That there could be kids in the U.S. that don’t have access to these essential products is criminal.

I am so glad that New Hampshire is putting this right.

I have no idea. But, what will it increase my property tax bill by — $10/year. I, for one, am happy to pay. I will even pay more. SMILE.

Reading about this MADE MY DAY!


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by Anura Guruge

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

Alton, N.H. Property Tax Rate For 2016 – 2017 Is 14.15, Down 0.12.

by Anura Guruge


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The good news is that it did NOT go up!

As far as I know there are no new property valuations afoot either.

So property taxes will come down, in Alton, a TAD.

But, the bad news. The way that New Hampshire property tax is ‘posted’ and paid, i.e., 1/2 year in arrears (so to speak), most of us will get a tax bill for December 2016 than we not be that different to what we had in July 2016. So, be prepared. Do not expect a big drop. You will be dissapointed.

Alton taxes will be due by December 14, 2016.


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>>  Alton, N.H. 2014-2015 rate.

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by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire 4.2 Cents Gas Tax Hike As Of July 1, 2014 — How The Additional $32.5M Will Be Spent. New Webpage By DOT.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Deanna heard about this on NHPR this morning and conveyed it to me with my morning coffee. She told me to look it up. I did. And now I am sharing.

Given that we encounter the horrendous road works everytime we try to get to or through Alton, does anybody know WHO is paying the BIG BUCKS for that totally overblown Route 28 (West) project. Definitely looks like good money for ol’ rope. Somebodies pockets are being richly lined. But this mindless project started before the gas hike.

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Alton, New Hampshire (N.H.): July 2014 Property Tax Bills Arrived Today.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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3/ New Hampshire 2012 – 2013 Property Tax Rates Spreadsheet

>> — Nov. 26, 2012.
4/ Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: 23rd Lowest In State! — Nov. 26, 2012.
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Since I do believe in paying my taxes July 1, alas, is indelibly etched in my mind as ‘2nd tax payment day’. So today’s tax bill didn’t come as a surprise. I already had July 1 marked in my ever cluttered head. I had even put aside some money to help me pay this bill. It is a few dollars more than what I paid in December but that has to do with a vagaries of how this, the 1st tax bill of 2014, is calculated based on what your 2013 tax bill was.

Well, just a head’s up. I know many of you don’t get the bill directly and that it goes instead, directly, to your mortgage company. No such luck for me.


Alton, N.H. 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rate At $13.44 per $1,000 Is Down By 1.75%

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I called up the Alton Tax Collector and got the rates.

So that is how it compares. Biggest drop, 16 cents is the school portion. The retirement of the Prospect Mountain School building bond reduced a total of 68 cents. Those of you who can remember that far back may recall that in February-March of this year we had quite a few brouhahas about that number because the ACS SAU kept on factoring that reduction in when stating what the new bond would cost us. Read this post and check the newspaper article referenced. So, the school budget did go up, by $0.52 I guess. The -$0.68 help offset it and keep it to -$0.16.

Tax bills will not be mailed until Thursday or Friday of next week, i.e., November 14 or 15, 2013.

Gilmanton tax rate dropped 9.7% from last year. So, if you were looking for a comparison.


Alton, N.H. 2013 – 2014 NEW Property Tax Rate Is Supposedly $13.44 vs. $13.68 Last Year.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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clairvoyantThis is per a comment posted against my last post. I cannot vouch for its veracity.

I can only ONLY go by what is PUBLISHED on the State Website. And as I clearly stated,  I checked at 4:50 pm, and included a screenshot, Alton did NOT appear in the list.

I also JUST checked the Town Website. Can’t find rate on it.

Suffice to say the Town hasn’t told me anything though they know that I visited the Town Hall twice and made two phone calls asking for the rate.

So, I do not in any way feel bad that I did NOT know the rate — as a comment indicates.

I have, despite my manifold talents, never claimed to be clairvoyant. You can go check.

IF I can get it confirmed I will let you know.


Alton, NH Property Tax Rate Yet To Be Set (They Tell Me). Bills ‘November 12’ So Payments (If You Pay) Not Till At Least December 12, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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1/ Alton payments … Dec. 2013 — Oct. 24, 2013.
2/ NH property tax rates for 2013 delayed — Oct. 3, 2013.
3/ N.H. 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rates … — Sep. 2, 2013.
4/ New Hampshire 2012 – 2013 Property Tax Rates Spreadsheet

>> — Nov. 26, 2012.
5/ Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: 23rd Lowest In State! — Nov. 26, 2012.
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On October 23 I was told ‘next week’.

Yesterday was ‘next week’. Town Hall was open for Halloween — which in its self was scary. I also wanted to get out of the rain. So, I went to see the Tax Collector and told her to SCARE ME. She didn’t get it. I had to explain. Scare me by giving me the new TAX RATE.

She tells me she doesn’t have it! What can I say.

Said I would get my bill on November 12. I goofed, because I was surprised (and also soaked from the rain). Didn’t clarify whether that was when they were being mailed or when they would appear in my mailbox. Not that it matters much. We are probably talking 2 days, max., given that it is local.

So, if we work off November 12, payments will not be due till December 12.

I just checked. That would be EARLY. Last year it was 12/17. Year before 12/27.

I guess it was because I was told, way back in July, that this year it was going to be ‘early’.

I will keep you posted, IF I get any new information.

Alton, NH Will Not Be Setting 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rate Till NEXT Week, Unlikely That Payment Will Be Due On December 1, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ NH property tax rates for 2013 delayed — Oct. 3, 2013.
2/ N.H. 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rates … — Sep. 2, 2013.
3/ New Hampshire 2012 – 2013 Property Tax Rates Spreadsheet

>> — Nov. 26, 2012.
4/ Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: 23rd Lowest In State! — Nov. 26, 2012.
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I happened to be in Town yesterday, viz. October 23, and stopped by the Town Hall to ask what the story was about 2013-204 Property Tax rate.

I was told, by the Tax Collectors Office (though the Tax Collector per se was not there) that the rate will not be set till next week and that it will take them approximately a week to get the bills out.

We then have 30 days to pay the dreaded bill.

And, yes, she admitted that it was unlikely that they would be asking for payment on December 1, 2013 — though she was also VERY QUICK to point out that that was NOT a problem for Alton and that the Town would not have to borrow any money to pay whatever they have to pay in the first few days of Alton. That is good. So that is the story from a horse’s mouth.

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