Strafford, NH

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Billing and Calculation

taxcollectorpic1.jpg FIRST ISSUE TAX BILLS

 When are 1st Issue Taxes due?

Taxes are due in July of each year. The actual date is printed on the tax bill.

 

When do I receive my bills?

Bills are normally issued in the later part of May.

State law requires tax bills be sent out a minimum of 30 days prior to the due date

 

To whom are my tax bills mailed?

Bills are ALWAYS mailed to the homeowner - NEVER to the mortgage company.

 Do I have to send my tax bill to my mortgage company?

In most cases the mortgage company does not want you to send your tax bill to them. They receive the information from the Tax Collector. However, sometimes mistakes are made so you always check to be sure that your taxes are, in fact, paid.

 

What time period is covered by the 1st issue bill?

1st Issue payment covers the period from April 1st to September 30th.

 

SECOND ISSUE TAX BILLS

 When are 2nd issue taxes due?

2nd issue taxes are due in December.

 

When do I receive my bills?

Bills are normally issued in the later part of October.

State law requires that tax bills be sent out a minimum of 30 days prior to the due date.

 

To whom are my tax bills mailed?

Bills are ALWAYS mailed to the homeowner - NEVER to the mortgage company.

 

What time period is covered by the 2nd issue bill?

2nd Issue payment covers the period from October 1st to March 31st.

 

Why is my 2nd issue bill different from my 1st issue bill?

Your 1st issue bill is half of last year. Your 2nd issue bill is based on the new tax rate minus the amount you paid for your 1st issue. The balance is your 2nd issue bill. For example:

 

House and Land Value

$100,000.00

Tax Rate in 2005 (established by DRA)

$19.57

2005 Total Tax (House and Land Value x Tax Rate)

 

$1,957.00

   

1st Issue Calculation:

 
   

2005 Total Tax

$1957.00

1st Issue Bill (1/2 of 2005 Total Tax, rounded)

 

$979.00

   
   

House and Land Value

$100,000.00

Tax Rate in 2006 (established by DRA)

$17.15

2006 Total Tax (House and Land Value x Tax Rate)

 

$1715.00

   

2nd Issue Calculation:

 
   

2006 Total Tax

$1715.00

1st  Issue Bill

$979.00

2nd Issue Bill (2006 Total Tax minus 1st Issue Bill)

$736.00

 If you still have questions, please call the Strafford Tax Collector's Office at (603) 664-2192 ext.103 OR email Judy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Judy or Mary will be happy to answer any tax related questions or concerns