Residential and Commercial Property Tax Rates 2022 MA Cities, Towns

MASSACHUSETTS – Residential tax rates have fallen in most Massachusetts communities for 2022.

The median residential tax rate for communities with information available as of March. 14 is $14.58 per $1,000 of assessed value, according to the latest data from the Department of Revenue’s Local Services Division. That’s down from $15.24 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2021.

The town with the lowest residential tax rate is Chilmark, a community on Martha’s Vineyard. The tax rate in Chilmark is $2.82.

Joining Chilmark in the top ten are communities in western Massachusetts, Cape Town, as well as one of the largest cities in the state Cambridge.

Residents of Longmeadow again have the highest residential tax rates at $24.64, or 10 cents as of 2021. Most of the communities that make up the top of the list are in western Massachusetts.

Boston’s residential tax rate is $10.88, 21 cents higher than last year. Most of the surrounding suburbs are around $9-$14. The residential tax rate in Worcester is $15.21.

Tax bills reflect the tax rate applied to the assessed value of land and buildings on a given property. For example, for the owner of a property valued at $250,000, a tax rate of $15.48 would result in a tax bill of $3,870.

Some homeowners, including seniors and disabled veterans, qualify for exemptions. See who qualifies for exemptions.

Below is an interactive map where you can see your community’s property and business tax rates and compare them with neighboring communities. You can also see the data here.

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