Why did my taxes go up more than 2 ½ %?
Proposition 2 ½ legislation that was passed in 1981, limiting the amount that any town within
Massachusetts can raise the local tax levy from one year to the next year, applies to the city or town as a whole, not to individual properties, some taxpayers get a bigger annual increase than others in the same community. This is determined by regular revaluations that determine “full and fair market value” of each property.

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1. What does the Board of Assessor's do?
2. Why did my taxes go up more than 2 ½ %?
3. How does the Assessor determine my property value?
4. What is a Revaluation?
5. Why does someone from the Assessor's office want to visit my property?
6. My property value seems very high. Can I appeal this?
7. What information do I include on an abatement?
8. What are personal exemptions?