The Town of Aquinnah is excited to offer new technology, in conjunction with Regional Resource Group, Inc., to help you interact, communicate and conduct business with our Town’s Assessors Department – even with out Town Office counter service may be closed. The Telepresence Desk is operational between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you need assistance after those hours, or not at the Town Hall, call (978) 218-6074 for assistance. They will be more than happy to set up a Telepresence session with you. Or you can call the local Assessor’s office at (508) 645-2306 to leave a message and someone will return your call.
FY2019 tax rate is $6.12 per thousand
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Assessors are responsible for assessing property taxes, the major source of revenue for most communities, as well as miscellaneous excise taxes assessed in lieu of personal property taxes, such as the motor vehicle, boat and farm animal excises. Assessors also play a key role in the collection of special assessments and betterments and certain delinquent municipal charges.
The assessment date is January 1st preceding six months before the fiscal year starts on July 1st. We are a quarterly community, i.e. taxes bills are mailed four times a year. The first two quarters of the fiscal year generates a preliminary tax bill which is based on the prior year taxes. How to calculate the estimated tax amount; use the prior year tax and divide by four. The remainder will be the 1st and 2nd quarter payment.
The third or actual tax bill shows the value plus the new tax rate for the fiscal year which is retro active back to July 1st, start of the fiscal year. The fourth quarter tax bill is the last bill for that fiscal year.
The payment due dates are: August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st.
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