New England News
6:31 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

New Property Tax Rates Set In Springfield

The tax bill for most property owners in Massachusetts’ third largest city will be going up next year

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The Springfield City Council voted to keep the residential property tax rate unchanged for fiscal year 2014 at $19.71 per $1,000 valuation.  But, the tax bill on the average single family home in Springfield will go up by $91 because, for the first time in several years, property values have increased, according to Richard Allen, Chairman of the Board of Assessors.

" That's great news that the residential market has reversed direction. Selling prices are higher than a year or two ago, more houses are selling."

Tax bills for businesses  will go up —most by less than $50—as a result of a higher tax rate on commercial and industrial property.