The City of Taunton Fiscal Year starts July 1st. We are currently in Fiscal Year 2024 which is from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. Real Estate Taxes are billed quarterly and tax bills are mailed twice a year, two quarters at a time.
- 1st Quarter is July through September, bills are issued July 1, 2023 and due August 1, 2023.
- 2nd Quarter is October through December, bills are issued July 1, 2023 and due November 1, 2023.
- 3rd Quarter is January through March, bills are issued January 1, 2024 and due February 1, 2024.
- 4th Quarter is April through June, bills are issued January 1, 2024and due May 1, 2024.
For Tax information, please visit our Tax Rates page.
Tax Classification Hearing
- Why are properties revalued each year?
State law requires all municipalities to assess all property uniformly at fair market value. Implementing an annual revaluation program will ensure that all taxpayers are treated fairly.
For more information, please visit our Revaluations page.
- How is my property assessed?
Properties are appraised based on what comparable properties are selling for in the community. With the assistance of the consultants from Vision Government Solutions Inc, the Assessors' Office maintains data on all properties in the community and implements procedures to appraise properties at fair market value.
- How will I find out what my new assessment is?
The actual tax bill mailed to you at the end of December reflects the assessed value, current tax rate and annual taxes. The assessment of your house can change annually due to inflation and other normal factors that impact the real estate market. The assessed value reflects the changes in the real estate market from the time it was last valued.
- What if I refuse to let assessment personnel in my property?
All assessing staff will have an identification card with their picture on it. Our phone number is 508-821-1011 if you need verification. To ensure accurate assessment, it is to your advantage to allow an assessor inside your property when an inspection is required. You are not required by law to allow the inspection, but you should be aware that by denying an inspection, you might lose some statutory rights if you feel the need to appeal your assessment.
- What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
Generally speaking, improvements that increase the market value of a property will increase the assessment. The following examples are typical items that may increase the assessed value of property:
- Added rooms or garage
- Substantial modernization of kitchen or bath
- Central air-conditioning
- Extensive remodeling
- In-ground pools/ sheds/ barns
- Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
Normal maintenance will help retain the market value of your property, but generally will not increase your assessment. Significant repairs of serious structural deficiencies may have an affect on value.