UPDATED december 2019
Massachusetts Fiscal Year 2020 Property Tax Bill are to be issued
Most jurisdictions in Massachusetts sent out there Actual Fiscal Year 2020 Property Tax Bills in December of 2019. The actual property tax bill is the first tax bill of the Fiscal Year that contains an assessed value and a tax rate. It is from this actual property tax bill that rights of appeal accrue. In most cases the Fiscal Year 2020 filing deadline is February 1, 2020. It is important to review your actual property tax bill as many communities in the Commonwealth are revaluing. In most cases the timely payment of property taxes is jurisdictional prerequisite to a valid property tax appeal. Timely payment means that payment must be mailed to the Tax Collector by the due date. It is incumbent on the taxpayer to prove the date of mailing. Taxpayers need to be vigilant as the taxing authority has the advantage at every turn.
David G. Saliba
Saliba & Saliba
American Property Tax Counsel (APTC)