Property Tax

Statewide Property Tax

A New Hampshire Supreme Court decision requires the State to provide an adequate public education, and to guarantee adequate funding.

Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief Program
[Source: NH Fiscal Policy Institute]

    • Addresses the problem that property taxes take a far larger share of the income of low- and moderate-income homeowners than they do wealthier homeowners.the poorest fifth of New Hampshire taxpayers paid an effective property tax rate of 5.4 percent in 2010, while the wealthiest one percent paid just 1.3 percent.
    • Individuals with incomes of less than $20,000 and married couples with incomes below $40,000 who own a home in New Hampshire can receive a rebate of some of the state education property tax they pay.  The precise amount of the rebate varies depending on one’s income and on one’s city or town of residence, but, in recent years, the average rebate paid has ranged between $170 and $200.
    • Applications accepted on May 1.
    • Forms available from the Department of Revenue Administration

New Hampshire’s state and local governments collected approximately $2518 per person in property taxes, which ranks 3rd highest nationally.

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