What is the Supplemental Tax Bill?

The "Supplemental Tax" bill was added by Chapter 203 of the Acts of 1995 and amended by Chapter 46 S41 and S42 of the Acts of 2003.

Simply put, our state legislature authorized cities and towns to send out tax bills on property obtaining occupancy permits after July 1st of the current fiscal year, providing that the value has increased more than 50% of the initial bill mailed for that fiscal year. Please be advised that you are responsible for a 4th quarter bill as well. Remember that this bill is an addition to the previous bill, which may have been either just land or land and partial building. If you escrow your taxes with your mortgage company you are strongly advised to notify your mortgage company of this supplemental bill. Any further questions can be addressed to the Assessor at 508-669-5043.

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1. I just bought property this year, why is the prior owner still on the tax bill?
2. How is my assessed value determined each year?
3. Why won't the town send my tax bill directly to my bank or mortgage company?
4. What is State Certification / Revaluation?
5. Will someone be inspecting my house?
6. How do I find out what my new assessment is?
7. If my assessment increases will my property taxes increase?
8. If assessments increase and the tax rate stays about the same, why don't we leave the assessment the same?
9. Can I review my annual property assessment with someone after receiving the bill?
10. Should I file for an abatement on my property tax?
11. How do I file for an abatement?
12. If I have questions about real estate abatements or exemptions, who can I call?
13. How does a building permit affect the value of my property?
14. What is the Supplemental Tax Bill?
15. What are my tax dollars used for?
16. If I have a question regarding payment of taxes, who do I call?
17. Can I get a copy of the deed and plot plan of my property?