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  • FY2014 Year End Letters
  • IGR14-302 pdf format of igr14-302.pdf
Annual Fiscal Year Waivers to Education Reform Spending Requirements and Minimum Required Local Contributions
  • IGR14-301 pdf format of igr14-301.pdf
Fiscal Year 2015 Payment Schedule For Cherry Sheet Programs


•  FY2015 Pipeline Company Central Valuations pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 59, Section 38A and New Growth:


  • FY2015 Memorandum to Board of Assessors pdf format of fy15may15assessorsnoticecertifiedtelephonevaluesfttp.pd
  - This memo describes the Certified Telephone and Telegraph Valuations for Fiscal Year 2015
    • FY2015 Centrally Valued Telephone and Telegraph Company Certified Valued xls format of fy15telwebfile.xls
      The Commissioner of Revenue has determined and certified the full and fair cash valuation as of January 1, 2014, for fiscal year 2015, of the machinery, poles, wires and underground conduits, wires and pipes of the centrally valued telephone and telegraph companies. (G. L. c. 59 §39.) The property owner or the board of assessors has the right to appeal the valuations to the Appellate Tax Board on or before June 15, 2014. 



  • 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


  • Agenda: FY15 Certification Workshops pdf format of fy2015certificationworkshophandouts.pdf
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  • 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 igr13-207.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



  • 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




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


What's New 2013
What's New 2012
What's New 2011
What's New 2010
What's New 2009
What's New 2008
What's New 2007
What's New 2006


For a complete listing of these publications, go to Bulletins and Informational Guideline Releases.