FY2016 Tax Classification Hearing & Tax Rate
The Board of Selectmen held the FY2016 Tax Classification Hearing on Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Selectmen's Hearing Room. The Board of Assessors made a presentation (see file link above) containing information and analysis to assist the selectmen in determining the FY2016 tax rates and residential exemption amount. The Department of Revenue has approved the following tax rates for FY2016:
FY2016 Tax Rates & Residential Exemption
Residential Tax Rate: $10.42/ $1,000
Commercial Tax Rate: $16.99/ $1,000
Residential Exemption Amount: $209,531
Residential Exemption Tax Amount: $2,183.31
Questions regarding the FY2016 assessments, tax rates, or residential exemption, should be directed to the Assessors.
Taxpayers interested in other property tax exemptions should also call the Assessors office at 617-730-2060. See below for more information on exemptions.
Applications for abatement can be filed once the actual tax bills are issued. Filing deadline is February 1, 2016. Abatement application forms and additional information request statements are in the Forms Section under property income and expense reports, including 1,2,3 family properties and residential condominiums.
The Assessors have made several fliers to help taxpayers and others understand the requirements and benefits of certain state statutory tax exemption programs. A summary of available exemptions and applications can be found in the Tax Assistance Programs section of the website.
ApplicationsApplications for statutory exemptions can be filed by March 31, 2016. Application forms can be downloaded from this site in the Tax Assistance Programs section or call the Assessor's Office for assistance at 617-730-2060.
Abutter's List Request Form
To request a Certified Abutter's List from the Assessors, print out and complete the attached form and send it to Assessors by Fax (617) 739-7572, or Mail to: Assessor's Office 333 Washington St. Brookline, MA 02445 along with a $10.00 deposit. The total fee for the certified list will be determined based on the number of abutters.
About the Department
The Assessor's Office is responsible for administering the property tax and motor vehicle excise tax for the Town of Brookline. The property tax includes real estate and tangible personal property.