Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tax rates go up 11% as I predicted almost a year ago....

The Globe reports. If people were paying attention, such as every Globe and Herald reporter I met and spoke to, then no one would be surprised by this. The numbers are pretty straightforward.

Don't say I didn't tell you so!

3 comments:

the zak said...

Boston Finance Commission will hold a public meeting at it's offices at 152 North St on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 4:30pm

Ask for the 2009 Reports of the Boston Finance Commission, email matt.cahill at cityofboston.gov

Or ask for the last public meeting Minutes and the next public meeting Agenda of the Boston Finance Commission.

Tom said...

The residents of Nahant (20% increase), Kingston (11.8% increase), and Mashpee (11.3% increase) will need to open their wallets a lot more next year to pay for the double digit increases in property taxes.

According to 2008 municipal finance data, annual property tax increases were above average in Amesbury (7.9 percent), Burlington (7.9 percent), Eastham (9.3 percent), Fall River (6.7 percent), Falmouth (7.2 percent), Franklin (9.9 percent), Harvard (9.9 percent), Kingston (11.8 percent), Lawrence (9.9 percent), Lexington (9 percent), Longmeadow (9.7 percent), Mashpee (11.3 percent), Methuen (8.6 percent), Nahant (20 percent), Nantucket (8.3 percent), North Adams (9.3 percent), Northfield (8.5 percent), Orleans (8.1 percent), Plympton (8.7 percent), Raynham (8.8 percent), Rowley (9.5 percent), Scituate (11.6 percent), and Sharon (10.3 percent).

I thought Prop. 2 1/2 limited property tax increases to 2 1/2% per year. This appears to be a loophole large enough to drive a T Commuter Rail Train through!

Please put a stop to these double digit property tax increases, before we all are forced to move out of this state after loosing our homes to the tax man.

Tom said...

The residents of Nahant (20% increase), Kingston (11.8% increase), and Mashpee (11.3% increase) will need to open their wallets a lot more next year to pay for the double digit increases in property taxes.

According to 2008 municipal finance data, annual property tax increases were above average in Amesbury (7.9 percent), Burlington (7.9 percent), Eastham (9.3 percent), Fall River (6.7 percent), Falmouth (7.2 percent), Franklin (9.9 percent), Harvard (9.9 percent), Kingston (11.8 percent), Lawrence (9.9 percent), Lexington (9 percent), Longmeadow (9.7 percent), Mashpee (11.3 percent), Methuen (8.6 percent), Nahant (20 percent), Nantucket (8.3 percent), North Adams (9.3 percent), Northfield (8.5 percent), Orleans (8.1 percent), Plympton (8.7 percent), Raynham (8.8 percent), Rowley (9.5 percent), Scituate (11.6 percent), and Sharon (10.3 percent).

I thought Prop. 2 1/2 limited property tax increases to 2 1/2% per year. This appears to be a loophole large enough to drive a T Commuter Rail Train through!

Please put a stop to these double digit property tax increases, before we all are forced to move out of this state after loosing our homes to the tax man.