What is the Tax Rate?
2020 Tax Rate
Town of New Durham
Copple Crown Village District
Local Education Tax
State Education Tax
The NH Department of Revenue Administration have determined a median ratio for the land, building, and manufactured housing in New Durham for the Tax Year 2020 to be 99.5%. The NH DRA does not announce the ratio for the new year until December 15, 2021. The median ratio is the generally preferred measure of central tendency for assessment equity, monitoring appraisal performance, and determining reappraisal priorities, or evaluating the need for reappraisal. The median ratio, therefore, should be the ratio used to modify the market value of properties under the review for abatements to adjust them in accordance with the overall ratio of all properties in New Durham.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes. At this time we accept cash or checks or MC, Visa or Discover. A 2.79 percent fee is charged when using a credit card.
When are property taxes due in New Durham?
The first bill can not be due before July 1st. The second bill can not be due before December 1st. When the Tax rate is set in December we will give 30 days for a due date.
When does the tax year start?
Our tax year is April 1 through March 31.
What is the deadline to file for tax credits or exemptions?
Eligible residents must file no later than April 15th in order to receive credits or exemptions for the coming tax year.
What is the tax year?
Throughout the State of New Hampshire, the tax year runs from April 1st through the following March 31st. Assessment of your property is based on the value as of April 1st each year and appears on your tax bill.
How often and when will I be billed?
There are two bills per year. The first bill of the year is an estimate, based on one half of the previous year’s tax. This bill, printed and mailed out during the month of May, is usually due July 1st each year. The tax rate is set in the fall of the year, after which the final bill is printed. The final bill is calculated using the new rate multiplied by your property’s assessed value as of April 1st, less any payment made to the first bill. The final bill is printed and mailed in the middle to the end of October. It is usually due December 1st each year. Taxpayers may make partial payments in any amount during the year.
What if I didn't get a tax bill?
Bills are sent to the address of the last known owner as required by state law. The Assessor's office and Tax Collector’s office update their records according to real estate transfers received form the Strafford County Registry of Deeds, after they are recorded. Your attorney or closing company should have checked the status of the taxes due. However, it is your responsibility, as the new owner, to make sure the taxes are paid and to advise us of your mailing address in writing. Interest at 8% per annum is charged on the tax bills not paid by the due date and interest at 12% per annum is charged on tax bills not paid by the lien date.
I want to check on what I am being taxed on?
Taxpayers desiring any information in regard to assessment, exemptions, veteran credit or change in address should refer all inquire to the assessor's office (603-859-2091), not the tax collector.