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Clarksburg Anticipates Property Tax Rate to Drop by $2

Property owners got an early Christmas present this week in the form of unanticipated state revenues that are expected to significantly drop the tax rate.

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Pittsfield Sees Residential Values, Tax Bills Increase

The City Council on Tuesday set a rate that will see residential tax bills rise by about 2.5 percent, or about $100 for the average homeowner.

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Adams Residential Tax Rate Up 3 Percent

The board members approved a 115 percent split that represents a 74 cent increase on the residential side and a 90 increase on the commercial side of the tax rate at Wednesday's tax classification hearing.

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Williamstown, Fire District Set Tax Rates for Fiscal 2021

The Select Board on Monday voted to maintain a single tax rate that for this fiscal year will be $17.30 per $1,000 valuation, down 30 cents from last year and 75 cents over the prior two years.

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Adams Keeps Tax Due Date Same, Waives Penalties

Local towns have been all over the map when it comes to adopting these options. Pittsfield and North Adams enacted both options while neighboring Cheshire extended the deadline but chose not to waive late fees and penalties.

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Cheshire Extends Property Tax Deadline

Like several other municipalities, Cheshire will give its property owners until June 1 to pay real estate and personal property taxes. The board extended the date from May 1 in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The June 1 date also applies to the application process for exemptions or abatements.

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Adams Gets Good News on Tax Collection Rates

The Selectmen had asked Treasurer/Tax Collector Kelly Rice for a general health check of the town's collection progress at a meeting earlier this month and were pleased to hear her say on Wednesday that the numbers are generally positive.

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Lanesborough Police Chief Retiring, Taxes Dropping

Police Chief Timothy Sorrell will be retiring after serving five years in the position.

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Pittsfield City Council Finally Sets Tax Rate

Councilors swiftly approved the use of an additional $1 million in free cash to offset the tax rate and set a residential tax rate of $19.71 and a commercial rate of $40.36, per $1,000 valuation.

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North Adams Sees Tax Rate Fall as Values Rise

The City Council on Tuesday approved to continue a split tax rate and to set the commercial shift at 1.71. That will reduce the residential tax rate to $18.62 per $1,000 valuation, down 49 cents over last year, and the commercial/industrial rate at $40.67, down 94 cents from last year.

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Property Taxes Set to Rise in Adams

Homeowners will pay $21.88, an increase of 49 cents per $1,000 of valuation while commercial properties will rise by 59 cents to $25.99 per $1,000.

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Adams Selectmen See Different Tax Rate Scenarios

Assessor Donna MacDonald went over possible tax rate scenarios for fiscal 2020 at the Selectmen's workshop on Wednesday. The board will vote on the tax classifications next week.

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