Which NH towns have highest property taxes?

Sep 05, 2018
property tax rates

New Hampshire’s statewide property tax is dedicated to education funding. However, those statewide property taxes are not enough to cover each town’s public education costs. Local property taxes make up the difference.

Click here to learn more about the debate over property taxes in New Hampshire

Which NH towns have the highest property taxes?

When combining all local, county, and state property taxes, these towns have the highest property tax rates in New Hampshire (as of September 2018):

Should NH expand the property tax exemption for RVs?

Apr 01, 2018
property tax exemption for RVs

On Tuesday, April 3 the New Hampshire House will have a public hearing on SB 403, a bill that would expand the property tax exemption for campers and other recreational vehicles (RVs).

Current taxation of RVs

Under current state law, any RV with a width under 8 feet 6 inches is exempt from property taxes, so long as the RV has a valid motor vehicle registration and license plate. The RV also cannot be permanently sited at a campground and used for year-round residence.

Should towns be allowed to exempt all permanently and totally disabled veterans from paying property taxes?

Feb 11, 2018
disabled veterans tax exemption

Senator Gary Daniels is sponsoring SB 341, legislation that would allow municipalities to exempt all totally and permanently disabled veterans from paying residential property taxes.

In order to qualify, the veteran must provide the assessor with certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that he or she has been rated permanently and totally disabled.

Tax exemptions for the elderly?

Jun 04, 2017
elderly property tax exemption

In Manchester, there is a debate regarding the city's tax exemption for the elderly.

The exemption lets elderly people in three age brackets over the age of 64 to deduct up to $195,500 from the total assessed value of their home, if they meet qualifications based on annual income, value of their asserts, and how long they've lived in New Hampshire.

Manchester is one of many New Hampshire cities and towns that offer tax exemptions for the elderly.

Legislator advocates for income tax shift

Dec 24, 2016

There is almost no chance of an income tax passing the New Hampshire Legislature this year, but Rep. Paul Henle still thinks representatives should debate the issue.

NH Rankings: How high is NH’s tax burden?

Feb 17, 2016

As the “Live Free or Die” state, New Hampshire has long prided itself on its low tax burden. But how do taxes in New Hampshire  measure up to those in other states? The Tax Foundation recently ranked the states based on the average share of income residents paid in state and local taxes. New Hampshire came in a respectable 44th, with residents paying an average of 7.9% in taxes. Compare that to New York, which took first place with an average tax load of 12.7% - roughly $6,993 per capita.

Income tax debate in 2016?

Sep 28, 2015

Rep. Paul Henle (D-Concord) has requested a 2016 bill to eliminate the statewide property tax, cut business taxes, and introduce an income tax.

“I see it as an economic stimulus,” Henle said in an interview with the Union Leader. “I'm not so wet behind the ears that I do not see a problem introducing an income tax, but so be it.”

Most popular in 2014: Review the year in issues

Dec 31, 2014

In 2014 these LFDA issue pages had the most visits from New Hampshire:

1. Property Taxes
High property taxes are a constant struggle for New Hampshire homeowners.  Rep. Paul Henle (D-Concord) has requested a 2015 bill to establish an income tax as an alternate broad-based tax, but that proposal has almost zero chance of success in the state famous for its "no tax" pledge.

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