Understanding Property Taxes

The Local Government Center has done a good job of putting together an article and pamphlet that explains your property taxes in New Hampshire. Download the PDF, as it is worth a...

View Tax Hearing October 20

If you feel that the current property assessing and taxing practices in New Hampshire are often unfair and inequitable, then we invite you to join Frank Handibode of Hebron at an upcoming grievance hearing in the NH House of Representatives on October 20, 2011. Frank...

Hebron Resident: Property Appeals Process Unfair

by Frank M. Handibode, Hebron NH Hey, New Hampshire property owners, get a load of this. The Board of Taxation and Land Appeals (the BTLA) has ruled that if you appeal your assessments to them, it is perfectly okay for a town or assessor to use comparables against you...

Two Standards for Taxation of Property in NH?

In this excellent opinion piece that appeared in Foster’s, former Senator George Lovejoy has asked the all-important question as to why homes are being assessed in many cases for more than they are worth on the current market. “And here comes the rub: In...

Nice View Proves Costly to Gilsum Homeowner

GILSUM, N.H. — A Gilsum woman said she’s watched her taxes nearly triple in the past five years because of the so-called view tax, a property tax assessment that places a value on the view from her home. Last month, Tina Nicholson’s view of the hills...

View Tax is Subjective, Unfair

This piece is reprinted with permission from the author. It was also printed in Foster’s. Like most people, I have an aversion to injustice. Here in the “Live Free or Die” state of New Hampshire, a glaring example of injustice is the levying of an odious view...