Tax Collector

The Tax Office will close at 12:00 Noon on Friday May 11, 2018 for the execution of the 2017 Real Estate Tax Lien.

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Real Estate Tax Bills were mailed on October 31, 2017 and are due on December 1, 2017.  If a property owner has not received their tax bill, they should contact the Tax Office at 673-6041 Ext. 201 immediately.  Failure to receive the tax bill does not justify non-payment.   A 12% APR Interest charge is applied to payments received after the due date of December 1, 2017.   Full payment of the 2017 property taxes must be received prior to May 11, 2018 at 12:00 noon to avoid the placement of a real estate tax lien at the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds. 

Mailed payments should be sent to:

On Time Payments:  Town of Amherst Tax Collector, c/o Citizens Bank, P. O. Box 9695, Manchester, NH  03108-9695 

Payments Beyond Due Date:  Town of Amherst Tax Collector, P.O. Box 960, 2 Main Street, Amherst, NH  03031-0960

Inquiries may be directed to Gail Stout, Tax Collector at 603-673-6041 Ext. 201 or by email.

The 2017 rate was set by the State of NH Department of Revenue Administration at $26.01 per thousand. The first issue tax bills are issued June 1st and are due July 1st normally.  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 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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