Proposition 2½ and Tax Rate Process

This page provides helpful information on the mechanics of Levy Limits and Proposition 2½.

Proposition 2½ revolutionized property tax administration and is a fundamental feature of the Massachusetts municipal fiscal landscape, yet there is still some confusion about its meaning for cities and towns. The purpose of this information is to explain, as simply as possible, the basic provisions of Proposition 2½. The information contained here is not intended as a substitute for legal guidance on a community's options and obligations under the law. We hope you find it helpful.

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