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Whose name goes on the tax bill?

The name on the tax bill is the record owner or owners as of January 1st of the previous fiscal year



What is the fiscal year?

The fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.



If a property is sold, when will the bill reflect the new ownership?

As stated above, the bills are shown with the record owner as of January 1st.  Therefore any transfer between January 2nd and December 31st will not be reflected on any tax bills until the following fiscal year.  However, if someone contacts our office for the current ownership, the new owner information will be provided.



How do I change a name on my property tax bill?

The only ways to change a name on a property tax bill is to either record
a new deed or to provide the Assessors office with a probated will.



Is my property really worth what my tax bill says it is?

In Massachusetts the property values are evaluated each year to keep them approximately 100% of market value at a snapshot in time, the previous January 1.  The Assessor’s figures do not replace having an appraisal, but will give an idea of what homes have been selling at.

 
Town of Holland 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, MA 01521
Phone: 413-245-7108 Fax: 413-245-7037
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