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.
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. It is an estimate based on one half of the last years total taxes. The tax rate is then set by the NH State Dept. of Revenue Administration (DRA), usually sometime in October/November. The second bill, due in Dec. covers Oct 1st to March 31st. It is calculated using the new tax rate multiplied by your property's assessed value as of April 1st, less any payments made on the first bill.
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 12% 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 in 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.
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. 14.