Marblehead’s property tax rate for FY 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) has been certified by the State at $10.42, compared with my estimate of $10.40. Note that the certified rate is 1 ct less than the rate approved by the Board of Selectmen. I suspect that the difference is due to the State rounding down and the town rounding up as by my calculation the actual rate was $10.423.
The FY2021 proposed assessments are based primarily on calendar 2019 market sales and reflect the value as of January 1, 2020. The median SFH assessment for 2021 increased 4.1% from $674,000 to $702,000, and the median tax bill will increase 4.6% from $7,003 to $7,322.
As usual, Marblehead will have the same rate for commercial property and for residential.
I will post an article explaining how the rate is calculated when I have the full details, and will also post my regular articles showing the tax rates for all 34 cities and towns in Essex County when they have all been certified. – only 7 have been to date.
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