Swanzey 2021 Tax Rate Set at $24.51 / $1,000 (4.6% Decrease)

Swanzey 2021 Tax Rate Set at $24.51 / $1,000 (4.6% Decrease)

 At a special meeting on November 15th, the Swanzey Board of Selectmen voted to have the Department of Revenue Administration set the 2021 tax rate at $24.51 per $1,000 of assessed value; this is an overall decrease of 4.6% from the 2020 rate of $25.68. Tax information will be available on the Town’s online tax kiosk soon. From the tax kiosk, taxpayers can view tax bills and make payments online (credit card processing fees apply). Tax bills will be mailed out next week and will be due on Tuesday, December 28th.

The following is a breakdown of the 2021 tax rate compared to 2019 & 2020:

 

2019

2020

2021

% Increase

Town

5.80

6.22

6.53

5.0%

County

3.69

3.67

3.59

-2.2%

Local School

14.27

13.87

12.53

-9.7%

State School

2.00

1.92

1.86

-3.1%

Total

25.76

25.68

24.51

-4.6%

The Town’s assessed valuation (the value of all properties) increased by $7.5 million (1.3%) in 2021 based on building permits and other improvements that were completed by April 1. The Town’s portion of the tax rate increased based on the warrant articles approved by the voters at the March Town Meeting. All money articles on the Town Warrant passed except for Article 3, the proposed Fire Station project, and Article 4, the purchase of a new fire engine. The Town tax rate was lower than expected due to increased Rooms and Meals Tax revenue allocated in the State budget.

Properties located in the North Swanzey Water & Fire Precinct are also subject to the precinct tax, which adds $0.62 and brings their total 2021 tax rate to $25.13 per $1,000 of assessed value, a decrease of 4.4% from 2020.

Taxpayers with tax payment questions should contact Tax Collector Kevin Westcott (352-7411 ext. 109 or kwestcott@swanzeynh.gov) and taxpayers with property assessment questions should contact Assessing Coordinator Christine Smith (csmith@swanzeynh.gov or 352-7411 ext. 114).

2021-11-18 Press Release re 2021 Tax Rate_Page_1 - Copy

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