PO Box 38
Canaan NH 03741
603-523-4501, ext. 3
Office Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4pm
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The Assessing functions are performed by the Assessing Clerk, the professional Assessors and the Board of Selectmen. In addition, the Clerk for Assessing processes timber intent to cut and excavation permits, calculates timber tax and excavation tax; and prepares invoices.
People often ask why the second tax bill is so much higher than the first bill. The first tax bill is an estimate based on last year’s budget and tax base. The actual rate is not set until November of every year. The Town doesn’t receive the amount to be raised by taxes for the County, State and the school until November. Your first bill is usually lower because of that timing. The second bill has to catch up on all of the increases in six months and is therefore twice the increase as the annual tax increase.
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