REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY DUE DATES
The tax rate should be set in time for the third quarterly bill to be mailed for January 1st, and that bill will be due on February 1st. The final, or fourth quarter, will be mailed on January 1st as well and will be due on May 1st.
Postmarks are not considered payment in a timely fashion per Massachusetts General Law. Interest at an annual rate of 14 % per annum is assessed on all payments received after the due dates. Interest on Real Estate and Personal Property taxes is charged from the due date until the tax is paid. A tax balance still remaining unpaid after May 1st will result in the issuance of a demand bill and an additional $ 30.00 fee. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure that tax bills arrive in the Collector’s office on or before the due dates.
MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX BILL DUE DATES
There are several Motor Vehicle Excise tax bill mailings during the year. The largest mailing usually occurs in February and usually includes all vehicles that were registered as housed in North Brookfield for over one year. These bills, although collected by the Town, are generated from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. To avoid any collection charges or action, taxpayers must pay the excise in full within 30 days of the bill’s issue date. Partial payments are not accepted on excise taxes. If the tax is not paid within the 30 days, a demand for payment will be issued and a $30.00 demand fee and interest at the rate of 12 % will be added to the tax amount due and is charged from the date the payment was due until the date it is paid. All address changes for excise tax bills must be done at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
All Fees are due on the First of each month.
|February||Real Estate Property Tax|
|May||Real Estate Tax, Personal Property Tax|
|June||Demands Real Estate & Personal Property Tax|
|August||Real Estate Tax, Personal Property Tax|
|November||Real Estate Tax, Personal Property Tax|