Announcements from the Board of
tax rates for FY14 have been set at
$16.12 for residential property and $19.66 for Commercial property and third
quarter payments for FY14 are due to the Collector by February 4, 2014.
Abatements Elderly Exemptions
owners seeking an abatement on their FY14 taxes must apply using the official
application before February 1st.
The application can be obtained on the New Salem website at http://www.newsalem-massachusetts.org/images/Real_Estate_Abatement_Application.pdf.
for abatements must be received or postmarked (if mailed) before February 1st
you are New Salem resident over the age of 70 and have total assets of less
than $40,000 (excluding the value of your house) you may be eligible for a
“17-D” exemption of $175 on your property tax.
If your income is under $13,000 and your total assets are under $17,000
(excluding the value of your house), you may be eligible for a “41-C” exemption
of $500 on your property tax.
Applications are available on the New Salem website at http://www.newsalem-massachusetts.org/images/Exemption_Application.pdf.
applications must be received before the end of March 2014 to be considered.
If you have any questions about your
assessment please direct them to the Board of Assessors. If you would like any of these forms mailed
to you contact the Board of Assessors.
Call 978-544-5814 Wednesdays from 9 till noon to speak to the Assistant
Assessor, Kenneth Holmberg. The mailing address for the Board of Assessors is
24 S. Main Street, New Salem, MA 01355. The Board of Assessors meets on the
second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7PM in the Town Hall Annex at 24 S.