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Due Dates
The due dates for quarterly tax bills are August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1.
Massachusetts law states that your failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or the proceedings for collection.

        The Town of Holland currently bills on a quarterly basis.  
Small bills under $50.00 are billed Semi-annual.

        Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills for the fiscal year cover the period of July 1st of the previous year to June 30th of the current fiscal year. Payments are due by 4 p.m. in the Tax Collector's office on the due dates, respectively (or the following regular business day anytime a due date falls on a weekend or holiday)

        The Tax rate is set for the calendar year usually in December.  The current year tax rate should be set in time for the third quarterly bill to be mailed for January 1st.

        The first two quarters of the fiscal year tax bills are estimated tax bills and payments are based on the last fiscal years taxes.  (Example the total tax on your property is $2,000 for the fiscal year 2014 bill, therefore the first two tax bills would be $2,000/4 or $500 for each of the first two quarters of the fiscal year 2015).  The last two quarters, commonly called the actual tax bills are calculated by subtracting the first two estimated tax payments from your total tax bill and dividing that amount in half. (Example your total tax bill is $2,200 for FY11 therefore your last two tax bills will be $2,200-($500 x 2) = $1,200 divided by two or $600 for each of the last two quarters.

        Postmarks are not considered payment in a timely fashion per Massachusetts General Law. Interest at an annual rate of 14% per annum is assessed on all payments received after the due dates.  Interest on Real Estate and Personal Property taxes is charged from the due date until the tax is paid.  A tax balance still remaining unpaid after May 1st will result in the issuance of a demand bill and an additional $20.00 fee.  It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure that tax bills arrive in the Collector's office on or before the due dates.   

Massachusetts law states that your failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or the proceedings for collection.

        There are between 10 and 12 Motor Vehicle Excise tax bill mailings during the year. The largest mailing usually occurs in February and usually includes all vehicles that were registered as housed in Holland for over one year. These bills, although collected by the Town, are generated from the records of the Registry of Motor Vehicles as of January 1st of the tax year. To avoid any collection charges or action, taxpayers must pay the excise in full within 30 days of the bill’s issue date.  Partial payments can not accepted on Excise taxes.

        If the tax is not paid within the 30 days, a demand for payment will be issued and a $20.00 demand fee and interest at the rate of 12% will be added to the tax amount due and is charged from the date the payment was due until the date it is paid. All address changes for excise tax bills must be done at the registry of motor vehicle.  To update your address at the Registry  click here

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