Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Framingham Tax information

Thanks to Joel Winett for posting this info on Framingham Gov. Have a look at the Real Estate values and ask yourself if you could sell your property for what it's taxed value is. The BOS meeting will be informative and in the end, it will be up to the BOS to determine fairness for property owners while keeping business happy as well. But the underlying reasons for tax increases have been approved by Town Meeting last spring. The Town could have increased the levy by 0 % if we had only not spent 2 million dollars. Instead, we will all live with the modest tax increase because come 2016/17 we'll be asked to spend big time on a new school, which must be done.

The Framingham Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on the adoption
of a Residential Factor, thereby determining the percentages of the tax
burden borne by each class of real and personal property for Fiscal Year

Originally scheduled for November 18, the hearing will be held in the
Ablondi Room of the Memorial Building on December 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Comments from Framingham taxpayers may be submitted in writing before the
meeting for review by the Board. All interested taxpayers are encouraged to
attend the meeting. There will be a Q&A period following the presentation.

The Framingham Board of Assessors has made all real and personal property
values available to the public, prior to value approval and value
certification by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Division of Local
Services. Hard copies are also at the Assessor's office and at the Main

The Assessors web site can be accessed from

Preliminary Real Estate and Personal Property Values FY 2015 are available
on the web as shown below:

Real Estate Values by Address

Real Estate Values by Last Name

Personal Property Values By Address

Personal Property Values by Business Name

All taxpayers are invited to review their property values. Department Staff
and the Board of Assessors are available during the disclosure period from
November 17, 2014 to November 21, 2014.

Joel Winett, Town Meeting Member Precinct 7