Property tax rate is highest in nearly a decade

We’ve been talking about property taxes recently. Last week I showed you how to calculate your 2009 property tax. Today we’ll take a look at how the property tax rate has changed in recent years.

According to numbers posted by the Assessors Office, the tax rate for fiscal year 2009 is the highest since 2000. Take a look (click graph to enlarge):

For what’s it’s worth, Southborough’s current tax rate of $14.16 is on par with several area towns, including Westborough ($14.70), Wayland ($14.98), Sudbury ($14.27), Hopkinton ($14.15), Holliston ($14.52), and Bolton ($15.05).

Towns with a lower tax rate? Ashland ($12.92), Berlin ($11.20), Boylston ($11.44), Framingham ($12.53), Grafton ($10.05), Hudson ($10.38), Marlborough ($12.72), Natick ($10.01), Northborough ($13.28), and Shrewsbury ($9.14).

Note: The tax rate info for surrounding towns is for fiscal year 2008.

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