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2020 Tax Rate Announcement

The Board of Selectmen and NH Department of Revenue have finalized the 2020 tax rate of $14.47 per thousand. For reference, the 2019 tax rate was $14.23 and 2018 was $14.60.

There are four components of the tax rate: Municipal, Local School (Interlakes School District), State Education, and County. The Selectmen’s decisions only impact the municipal portion of the tax rate.

The Selectmen spent a great deal of time considering the balancing act of minimizing impact to the taxpayers while also retaining funds for potential revenue shortfalls anticipated in 2021 due to COVID-19 and maintaining the quality of municipal services. The Selectmen agreed to apply $185,000 of the Town’s unexpended fund balance (surplus) to lower the municipal portion of the budget to $4.84. Last year’s municipal portion was $4.90.

Below are the 2018, 2019 and 2020 tax rates by entity:

Entity

2020

2019

2018

Municipal

$4.84

$4.90

$5.07

Local School

$6.60

$6.13

$5.96

County

$1.16

$1.10

$1.34

State Education

$1.87

$2.10

$2.23

Total Tax Rate

$14.47

$14.23

$14.60


Tax bills went into the mail yesterday and are due December 10, 2020. Tax bills are also available through our online tax kiosk at www.sandwichnh.org (scroll down on the home page). 

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