Town of Amherst NH

Tax Collector

Tax Collector’s Office Address: Town Hall, 2 Main St., P.O.  Box 960 Business Hours: M-F 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 2nd & 4th Tuesday 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Phone: (603) 673-6041 x201 Fax: (603) 673-4138.  Mailed payments should be sent to:  Town of Amherst Tax Collector, c/o Citizens Bank, P. O. Box 9695, Manchester, NH  03108-9695.  Inquiries may be directed to Gail Stout, Tax Collector at 603-673-6041 Ext. 201 or The 2013 rate has been set by the State of NH Department of Revenue Administration at $26.45 per thousand.  July tax bills will be issued June 1, 2014 and will be due July 1, 2014.  The 2014 July tax bill is based on 1/2 of the 2013 annual tax amount with adjustments included for any changes in the current assessment.  The 2014 tax rate is scheduled to be set by the NH Department of Revenue Administration in November of this year. The real estate tax year runs from April 1st through the following year. Your taxes are based on the assessed value of your home on April 1st of any year. Under the law, your first half bill is one half of your total prior year bill, plus taxes due to any physical changes that were made to your property in the last tax year. The tax rate is set in October at which time your final taxes due are established less a credit of your prepayment in July. The rate below is calculated so that the town’s budget for the year will be covered by the property taxes collected. Deficit spending is not allowed and the entire budget (minus any grants or fees collected) must be covered by taxes collected on all Amherst appraised property. The assessed ratio is computed by the state at the end of each year. It represents what the appraised value of all Amherst properties represent when compared with real estate sales that year. For example, an assessed ratio of 103.3% means that the Amherst appraised values represent 103.3% of the average current real estate values, based on sales in town that year.

Tax Rate History

Year      Rate      Assessed Ratio

2003      $21.99     85.4%

2004      $22.84     80.6%

2005      $24.65     72.9%

2006      $18.83     98.2%

2007      $19.47     100%

2008      $20.06     104.9%

2009      $20.19     113.7%

2010      $20.48     113.2%

2011      $25.37        97.5%

2012      $26.28      103.7%

2013      $26.45      103.3%

2014      $26.66      100.3%

Gail Stout Tax Collector    Send article as PDF