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Billing and Calculation

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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. (State Mandate)

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 2019 (established by DRA) $23.47
2019 Total Tax (House and Land Value x Tax Rate) $2347.00

1st Issue Calculation:

2019 Total Tax $2347.00
1st Issue Bill (1/2 of 2019 Total Tax, rounded) $1174.00
2019 Total Tax (House and Land Value x Tax Rate) $2347.00

 

House and Land Value $100,000.00
Tax Rate in 2020 (established by DRA) $25.65
2020 Total Tax (House and Land Value x Tax Rate) $2565.00

 

2nd Issue Calculation:

2020 Total Tax $2565.00
1st Issue Bill $1174.00
2nd Issue Bill (2020 Total Tax minus 1st Issue Bill) $1391.00

If you still have questions, please contact the Strafford Tax Collector’s Office at (603) 664-2192 ext.103 OR by email at taxcollector@strafford.nh.gov.