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Assessed Values & Calculating Property Taxes in Massachusetts

From time to time I see people complaining on social media about their assessed value and their property taxes. There are many misconceptions out there, and quite frankly too many to list in this post as it is long enough. The truth of the matter is the MA courts ruled in the case of Bettigole vs. Assessors of Springfield “all property in Massachusetts must be assessed at full value and that fractional assessments or assessments below 100% of full value, as well as non-uniform assessments were unconstitutional.” A later decision gave the Department of Revenue control over the enforcement of this, and the Department of Revenue allows a Assessed/Sale Ratio of +/- 10%.

If you’d like to know more, the following are two chapters of a book I have been working on...

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