The Tax Collector's mission is to collect as much tax revenue as possible that is due to the town, to help the Town meet its financial obligations each year.
The Tax Collector is responsible for the preparation and mailing of the tax bills based on information contained on the current tax roll certified by the Assessing Department, and for accepting tax payment, applying payment to the proper account, and depositing funds in a timely manner.
The Tax Year is from April 1 to March 31
Newton's Tax Bills are due semi-annually in the months of July and December and are mailed to the owner of record (at the time when tax bills are printed) at least one month prior to the due date. The first bill, due July 1st, covers April 1st to Sept. 30th. The amount due is an estimate based on approximately one half of the prior year total tax. Sometime in October, the tax rate for the current year is set by the NH State Dept. of Revenue Administration (DRA). The second bill, which covers Oct 1st to March 31st, is due in December. It is calculated using the new tax rate multiplied by your property's assessed value as of April 1st of the current year. Your December bill will reflect the new tax rate, payments made on the July bill, and the balance that is due. Any prior year balances will also be noted.
The total tax for the year is comprised of the first and second bill. Interest is due starting the day after the bill is due at a rate of 8% per annum, pro-rated on a daily rate, in accordance with NH law. If your taxes have not been paid by the due date please contact this office for a payoff figure. Postmark of due date is accepted.
Tax Payers Responsibility:
It is the responsibility of the owner to know that taxes are due and payable twice a year. If an owner has not received a bill for each property owned they should contact the tax office. It is also the responsibility of the tax payer to notify the Assessing Department in writing of a change of mailing address for the tax bill.
If you would like a receipt, please send both copies of your bill and a SASE. If you are paying your bill in person, please bring in both copies of your bill and we will stamp your copy paid.
This office is not responsible for the US Post Office mishandling bills or payments.
You may view tax bills at the NH Tax Kiosk. Although it states taxes cannot be paid online through the Kiosk, they may be paid on line through EB2Gov by ACH check or credit/debit card. Using a card will have a 2.79% fee added to the total.
With the exception of whether or not a bill has been paid, all questions in reference to your tax bill will be answered by the Assessor’s office at 382-4405 ext. 318.