HALIFAX -- The homestead and non-residential tax rates have both gone up.
In setting the tax rate, the Halifax Selectboard came up with $1.9810 for the homestead rate, which is up a little less than two cents from last year.
The non-residential tax rate was set at $2.0462, which is up a little less than five cents from last year.
After plugging in numbers that deal with property value, payments from the state, the school tax rates and the town's budget, the board came up with some adjustments.
"You factor that all in and you come up with a rate that should cover the needs of the community as voted on at Town Meeting," said Selectboard Chairwoman Edee Edwards.
Although one of the board members was absent from the meeting due to illness, there was still a quorum to approve the rates.
Halifax Selectboard Chairwoman Edee Edwards said that as of Aug. 13, the tax bills in town were in the process of being sent out.
Taxes in the town are due on Sept. 30.
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