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April

  • IGR14-402 pdf format of    igr14-402.pdf  Fiscal Year 2015 Guidelines for Determining Annual Levy Limit Increase for Tax Base Growth
  • IGR14-401 pdf format of    igr14-401.pdf  Fiscal Year 2015 Guidelines for Annual Assessment and Allocation of Tax Levy


March

  • Agenda: FY15 Certification Workshops pdf format of    fy2015certificationworkshophandouts.pdf  file size 2MB
  • Bulletin 2014-03B pdf format of    2014-03b.pdf   FY2015 Budget Issues and Other Related Matters
  • Updated - Bureau of Local Assessment
    • Manual pdf format of    certificationstandards.pdf  - Certification Standards (Guidelines for Development of a Minimum Reassessment Program)
    • Booklet pdf format of    Property Type Codes  - Property Type Classification Codes, Non-Arms Length Codes and Sales Report Spreadsheet Specifications

 

February

  • IGR14-207 pdf format of    igr14-207.pdf  Calendar Year 2014 Adjustment in Land of Low Value Foreclosure Valuation Limit
  • IGR14-206 pdf format of    igr14-206.pdf  Optional Cost of Living Adjustment for Fiscal Year 2015 Exemptions
  • IGR14-205 pdf format of    igr14-205.pdf  Social Security Deduction for Fiscal Year 2015
  • IGR14-204 pdf format of    igr14-204.pdf  Fiscal Year 2015 Tax Bills Quarterly Payment System
  • IGR14-203 pdf format of    igr14-203.pdf  Fiscal Year 2015 Tax Bills Semi-Annual Payment System - Annual Preliminary Bills
  • IGR14-202 pdf format of    igr14-202.pdf  Fiscal Year 2015 Tax Bills Semi-Annual Payment System - Optional Preliminary Bills
  • IGR14-201 pdf format of    igr14-201.pdf  Fiscal Year 2015 Tax Bills Semi-Annual Payment System
  • Bulletin 2014-02B pdf format of    2014-02b.pdf   Recertification and Tax Rate Target Dates - Bulletin 2014-02B (Supersedes Bulletin 2006-12B)
  • Bulletin 2014-01B pdf format of    2014-01B.pdf   2013 Legislation - Summary of 2013 Municipal Finance Law Changes

January


December

  • Bulletin 2013-06B pdf format of    2013-06B.pdf  Local Option Exemptions for Research and Development Companies and Disregarded Limited Liability Companies


November


September

  • IGR13-402 pdf format of    igr13-402.pdf  Fiscal Year 2014 Guidelines for Determining Annual Levy Limit Increase for Tax Base Growth
  • IGR13-401 pdf format of    igr13-401.pdf  Fiscal Year 2014 Guidelines for Annual Assessment and Allocation of Tax Levy 

August

July

June

 

May


April 

March 2013

  • IGR13-209 pdf format of    igr13-209.pdf  Boat Excise Bills (Supersedes IGR 10-201)
  • IGR13-208 pdf format of    igr13-208.pdf  Motor Vehicle Excise Bills (Supersedes IGR 10-209)
  • IGR13-207 pdf format of    igr13-207.pdf  Calendar Year 2013 Adjustment in Land of Low Value Foreclosure Valuation Limit
  • IGR13-206 pdf format of    igr13-206.pdf  Optional Cost of Living Adjustment for Fiscal Year 2014 Exemptions
  • IGR13-205 pdf format of    igr13-205.pdf  Social Security Deduction for Fiscal Year 2014
  • IGR13-204 pdf format of    igr13-204.pdf  Fiscal Year 2014 Tax Bills Quarterly Payment System
  • IGR13-203 pdf format of    igr13-203.pdf   Fiscal Year 2014 Tax Bills Semi-Annual Payment System - Annual Preliminary Bills
  • IGR13-202 pdf format of    igr13-202.pdf  Fiscal Year 2014 Tax Bills Semi-Annual Payment System - Optional Preliminary Bills
  • IGR13-201 pdf format of    igr13-201.pdf  Fiscal Year 2014 Tax Bills Semi-Annual Payment System
  • Bulletin 2013-02B pdf format of    2013-02B.pdf  FY2014 Budget Issues and Other Related Matters
  • Bulletin 2013-01B pdf format of    2013-01B.pdf   Bond Premiums and Debt Exclusions

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

October 2012

September 2012  

August 2012

  • Bulletin 2012-04B pdf format of    Municipal Law Seminar  Municipal Law Seminar
  • IGR 12-302 pdf format of    igr12-302.pdf  Fiscal Year 2013 Waivers to Education Reform Spending Requirements and Minimum Required Local Contributions
  • IGR 12-301 pdf format of    igr12-301.pdf  Fiscal Year 2013 Payment Schedule for Cherry Sheet Programs


July 2012

  • Revised 2012 Equalization (EQV) Study - LA19 Reports   

    Revised 2012 EQV for each community, listing assessed values, equalized values and ratios by class, plus estimated growth. The only communities that have changed from the proposed EQV study are Aquinnah and Chilmark.

  • FY2012 End of Year Letters


June 2012

 

  • Proposed 2012 Equalization (EQV) Study - LA19 Reports

Proposed 2012 EQV for each community, listing assessed values, equalized values and ratios by class, plus estimated growth.

May 2012

 


 

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

  • Bulletin 2012-01B pdf format of    2012-01b.pdf   Course 101 - Training Program for Assessors
  • FY2013 - Farmland Valuation Advisory Commission Recommended Land Values and Farm Animal Excise
  • FY2013 Telephone and Telegraph Return:
    • Instructions Letter for Form 5941 pdf format of    telcofilingletterfy2013.pdf
    • Form 5941 xls format of    StateTaxForm5941.xls  file size 3MB * Please note that the multiplier table will no longer be updated on the posted 5941 Form, also there are two additional sections in Appendix 1.
    • Finders List - Archaic Community, District, Neighborhood, Section and Village, Names in Massachusetts (to match a name of a village, section or neighborhood to the official list of names of the 351 Massachusetts communities)

January 2012

 
 

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVES
( "What's New" - information from previous months and prior years postings)

 

What's New 2011
What's New 2010
What's New 2009
What's New 2008
What's New 2007
What's New 2006



 

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