Tax Collector

PLEASE NOTE:  THE TAX OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED AT 12:00 NOON ON MAY 13, 2016 FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE 2015 REAL ESTATE TAX LIEN. 

Payments for outstanding 2015 property taxes must be recieved prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, May 13, 2016 to avoid the placement of a Real Estate Tax Lien at the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds. 

Mailed payments should be sent to: Town of Amherst Tax Collector, c/o Citizens Bank, P. O. Box 9695, Manchester, NH  03108-9695. Inquiries may be directed to Gail Stout, Tax Collector at 603-673-6041 Ext. 201 or by email.

The 2015 rate was set by the State of NH Department of Revenue Administration at $26.48 per thousand. The first issue tax bills are issued June 1st and are due July 1st. The July tax bill is based on 1/2 of the prior years annual tax amount with adjustments included for any changes in the current assessment. The December tax bills are issued November 1st and are due on December 1st. The 2016 tax rate is scheduled to be set by the NH Department of Revenue Administration in October of this year.

The real estate tax year runs from April 1st through the following year. Your taxes are based on the assessed value of your home on April 1st of any year. Under the law, your first half bill is one half of your total prior year bill, plus taxes due to any physical changes that were made to your property in the last tax year. The tax rate is set in October at which time your final taxes due are established less a credit of your prepayment in July. The rate below is calculated so that the town’s budget for the year will be covered by the property taxes collected. 

The assessed ratio is computed by the state at the end of each year. It represents what the average assessed value of all Amherst properties represent when compared with real estate sales that year. For example, an assessed ratio of 95% means that the Amherst assessed values, on average, represent 95% of the current real estate values, based on sales in town that year.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Gail Stout Tax Collector (603) 673-6041 ext. 201
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