How to calculate your property tax for 2009

by susan on November 11, 2008

Last week I told you know about the 9% increase in property taxes for FY09. So what does that mean for your tax bill? Here’s how to determine how much you’ll pay this year.

First, you need to know what your house is assessed for. The Southborough Assessors Office has posted the latest assessments on the town website, so if you don’t already know your valuation, check the FY09 assessments.

Once you know your assessment, here’s the formula to use:

Annual property tax = (Assessed Value)/1000 * $14.16

So, a house assessed at $500K would pay $7,080 annually ($500,000/$1,000 * $14.16).

With an increase of 9%, chances are good you’ll pay more in property taxes this year than you did last year. The good news for some residents (seniors, veterans, and a few other classifications) is that Southborough offers property tax assistance programs. I’ll post more about those programs later in the week.

Related posts:
Property tax assistance for seniors and others
Property tax rate is highest in nearly a decade
Property taxes are on the rise

1 ANDREA August 20, 2009 at 8:49 AM

YOUR SITE IS NOT USER FRIENDLY TO FIND THE SECTION IN WHICH I CAN MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT. HAVING NO SEARCH TAB MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. I HAVE BEEN ON YOUR SITE NOW FOR OVER 5 MIN.

2 susan August 20, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Hi Andrea,

Thanks for visiting MySouthborough.com. If you came here looking to make an online payment, I can see why you might leave frustrated. This is an independent news blog, not the town website, so there’s no way to make an online payment on this site. Try here instead: http://southboroughtown.com/.

Best,
Susan

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