Tax Collector Frequently Asked Questions   

  1.   What are the duties of the Tax Collector?
  2.   What is the tax year?
  3.   How often and when will I be billed?
  4.   What if I did not get a tax bill?
  5.   How do I receive a receipt for taxes paid?
  6.   Do we have State Property Tax Relief?
  7.   What if my taxes are escrowed by my mortgagee?
  8.   What type of exemptions or credits are available to taxpayers?
  9.   How do I apply for veteran's credit?
  10. What are the penalties for spring inventories?
  11. Does the town accept payment by ACH or Credit Cards?
  12. Does the tax collector accept partial payments?
  13. Can the tax collector abate your taxes?
  14. What happens if I do not pay my taxes?
  15. What is the Hebron Tax Kiosk?
  16. What is Paperless Notification of Tax Bills?
  17. Can I register my car/trailers/boats or purchase a beach sticker with the tax collector?
  18. Where is the Tax Collector’s Office?
  19. What are the office hours for the tax collector?
  20. Can I make tax bill payments when tax office is closed?

 

 


What are the duties of the Tax Collector?

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of the following: Property Taxes, Timber/ Yield Taxes, Current Use Taxes, Gravel/Excavation Tax and Miscellaneous Tax Bills as committed for collection by the Select Board. 


 What is the tax year?

The State of New Hampshire tax year runs from April 1 of the current year through the following year March 31.  An assessment of your property is made as of the property’s value on April 1st of each tax year and the value of the property is printed on your tax bill.


 How often and when will I be billed?

There are two property tax bills per year. The first bill of the year is an estimate, based on one-half of the previous year's tax. Your assessment may change if you happen to be one of the lucky taxpayers that the assessors visit in order to comply with state assessing laws. First tax bill is printed and mailed in June and is due in July each year. The tax rate is reset in the fall by the State of New Hampshire DRA. The final bill is calculated using the new rate multiplied by your property's assessed value less any credits/payments/abatements made to the first bill. These bills are printed and mailed in November and bills are usually due in December. Exact date depends on how quickly the State Of NH sets the tax rate.

What if I did not get a tax bill?

Bills are sent to the address of the last known owner by state law. The Tax Assessor's/Select Board’s Office updates property records according to deed transfers received from the Grafton County Registry of Deeds. Record changes from the Registry may take up to one to two months to reach our tax office. However, it is your responsibility, as the new/current owner, to make sure taxes are paid and to advise the Select Board’s office of changes to your mailing address in writing or email.


How do I receive a receipt for taxes paid?

When you mail your payment, send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a receipt will be mailed to you or you can print out your own receipt on the Hebron Tax Kiosk.

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Do we have State Property Tax Relief?

Residents of the State Of New Hampshire can apply for Property Tax Relief if you meet the requirements. The form is available online at the State of New Hampshire website http://www.nh.gov/revenue.


What if my taxes are escrowed by my mortgagee?

Your bank or mortgage company should instruct you as to whether or not you need to send them a copy of your tax bill. It is always best to verify that they have paid your bill each time.  You can use the Hebron Tax Kiosk to check payments found on town website hebronnh.org.  Click on the Property Taxes tab located on the upper right hand corner of Town Web Site.

 

What types of exemptions or credits are available to taxpayers?

Elderly Exemption, Veterans Credit, Blind Exemption and Disabled Exemption. Contact the Town Assessing Department for details at (603) 744-2631.

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How do I apply for veteran’s credit?

Contact the Select Board’s Office for an application at 603-744-2631. You must be a Hebron RESIDENT to apply for the credit. 

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What are the penalties for spring inventories?

Select Board voted to temporarily discontinue mailing spring inventories.

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Does the town accept payment by ACH or Credit Cards?

ACH PAYMENTS can be made at the town website: hebronnh.org.  A .95 cent service fee is added to your total tax bill at check out.  The fee is retained by the software company for processing the secure online payment. Currently the Select Board has not approved payments by credit card.

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Does the tax collector accept partial payments? 

Yes, except on the due dates for liens and deeding.

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Can the tax collector abate your taxes?

No, only the Select Board can abate or reduce your tax bill. Contact the Select Board’s office 603-744-2631 for abatement applications. Abatements will be processed after the second issue bill is mailed and when both bills are paid. Refunds will be given to taxpayers that have had abatements approved.

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What happens if I do not pay my taxes?

12% interest accumulates after 30 days of mail date of property tax.  18% interest accumulates after 30 days for timber tax bill, current use change or gravel tax. A tax lien is put on your property in April following the tax year. For example: If you do not pay your 2014 tax bills, an attachment by the Town of Hebron will be placed on the property in April 2015 at Grafton County Registry of Deeds. A tax lien can be executed for each tax year. 18% interest accumulates on all liens for all types of tax bills. If lien is not paid in full within two years after the lien, the tax collector can deed your property to the Town of Hebron.  Once the property is deeded, you, as well as anyone holding a mortgage, lose interest in the property. To reclaim that interest (RSA80:89) you or any mortgagee must notify the Town of Hebron within three years after the deeding, pay all back taxes (including those which would have accrued had you continued to own the property), all costs assumed by the Town of Hebron and a penalty of 10% of the equalized assessed value within 30 days of your notice of intent to repurchase. Should the Town of Hebron decide to sell the property within 3 years after the deeding, the Town must notify you via certified mail and allow 30 days for you to decide whether or not you wish to repurchase the property? (RSA80:89) If you do not notify the town of your desire to repurchase or if the town does not sell the property until 3 years has expired, you lose your right to purchase the property.

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What is the Hebron Tax Kiosk?

Tax Kiosk is an internet site that you can view, print your bill/ receipt or pay your taxes 24/7.  Click on the upper right tab-Property Taxes on the home page of Town of Hebron’s Web site: hebronnh.org.  Note that interest paid, credits for prepayments or current use values are not posted on the kiosk.

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What is Paperless Notification of Tax Bills?

Paperless notification is an optional feature which taxpayer will no longer receive paper bills by mail. Taxpayers will receive an email notification at the time of billing to view tax bills at town tax kiosk.  Taxpayers can change back to mailed billing at any time. Reading your bill online eliminates paper waste and postage cost for our town. To sign up for this feature please email the tax office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tax office will then email you information and an application or stop by the office and sign up.   Or use the online registration form found on town’s website. 

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Can I register my car/trailers/boats or purchase a beach sticker with the tax collector?

No.  Vehicles Registrations are handled through the Town Clerk’s office.  Beach stickers can be bought or free dump stickers can be obtained at Select Board’s or Town Clerk’s office. 

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Where is the Tax Collector’s Office?

The office is located in the Town Common at 10 Church Lane adjacent to the Town Library and in the same building as the Town Clerk.

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What are the office hours for the tax collector?

Tuesday 9:00 AM to Noon and Wednesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM --- More frequently during June, November and December. You should call the office at 1(603)744-9994 (Phone/Fax) for information for extra office hours.  Or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Can I make tax bill payments when tax office is closed?

Yes. The following options are available: Deposit non-cash payments in the secured drop-off box entitled-TAX BILL PAYMENTS- located under the glass bulletin board at the tax office.

Internet payment using your personal checking. Call your bank for information on the free service.

Pay online with ACH payments at the town website hebronnh.org. A .95 convienence feel will be added to total charges at checkout. The fee is paid directly to Invoice Cloud who handles our online banking services.

Postal Service--Make checks payable to the Town of Hebron and mail to: Tax Collector, Town of Hebron, PO Box 38, Hebron, NH 03241