The Department of Revenue Administration posted Wolfeboro’s 2013 tax rate today. $12.83 – up 1.5% from last year’s $12.64.
Here’s the breakdown:
As you can see, the town rate increased only 2 cents, the local school district 5 cents, while State Ed and County both each increased 6 cents.
Overall property valuations decrease about $8.5 million or… 0.42%. If valuations had stayed up, the town rate would not have increased at all. So in addition to the legal fees and refunds that resulted from the valuation lawsuit, the abatement has have driven up the tax rate.