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2013 Property Tax Rates

These are the 2013 property taxes, as voted by the local governments in Brookline, Boston, Newton, and Needham. For other towns feel free to contact me.

If you bought a home that was previously rented, and you live in it as your primary residence, you are entitled to a lower tax than the previous owner in some cities and towns (not all!). This is called Residential Exemption. It does not come automatically, you need to apply for the exemption to the assessors’ office of your town. Contact me for help with the required forms.

BROOKLINE

Residential: $11.65 per $1000 assessed value (was$11.40 )

Commercial: $18.97 per $1000 assessed value (was $18.68)

Residential Exemption: $1,954.42 of the Real Estate tax bill (was $1883.71)

BOSTON (incl Back Bay, Allston, Brighton, JP, Fenway, W Roxbury, S End, etc)

Residential: $ 13.14 per $1000 assessed value (was $13.04)

Commercial: $ 31.96 per $1000 assessed value (was $31.92)

Residential Exemption: $ 1724.47 of the Real Estate tax bill (was $1.644.28)

NEWTON

Residential: $ 11.17  per $1000 assessed value (was $10.90)

Commercial: $ 21.32 per $1000 assessed value (was $20.89)

No Residential Exemption

NEEDHAM

Residential: $11.30 per $1000 assessed value (was $10.95)

Commercial: $22.18 per $1000 assessed value (was $21.50)