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Sharon Residential Tax Rates Vs. Its Neighbors: First Place

How much does it cost to live in Sharon?

Sharon stacks up pretty high against some of its neighbors in terms of commercial industrial tax rates, at least in some areas, according to the Boston Business Journal's database.

Sharon has the highest residential tax rate (also with a flat split) in Massachusetts at $20.11 per $1,000, according to the BBJ. Increases from other towns for the 2013 fiscal year haven't yet been announced entirely.

Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard has the lowest residential property tax rate in the state at $2.08 flat rate between commercial/industrial. 

Everett had the highest commercial/industrial tax rate at$ 41.66 per $1,000, and Chilmark also had the lowest rate in commercial/industrial at $2.08 per $1,000.

Town

Residential Rate (per $1,000)

Commercial/Industrial

Sharon

20.11

20.11

Norfolk

16.47

16.47

Brockton

16.4

29.96

Easton

14.95

14.95

Mansfield

14.92

19.37

Plainville

13.99

13.99

Wrentham

14.43

17.07

Foxborough

13.73

14.86

Franklin

13.73

13.73

Norton

13.54

13.54

Canton 11.91 24.23

Norwood

10.58

20.29

What do you think about Sharon's commercial industrial tax rates? Let us know in the comments section below.

alan lury December 17, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Sharon - the positive great school system - consistent top ten in MA great location and relatively safe crime free town.. The negative High taxes Town Meeting form of government - a true Oligarchy in action that has to be abolished no industrial base - because 35% of the land is conservation land and town cannot have a higher commercial rate as all other towns do because what little commercial business we have will move out. No place to build a new public safety headquarters - town owns very little useable land - all of it has been transferred to conservation Sacred Heart site now being considered for new fire station - actually great location but will never happen Bottom line - has resulted in a trend of becoming a community of 12 and out....(once all of the kids are out of high school you move out of town) - just check the real estate transactions on a weekly basis...
Sharon Resident January 02, 2013 at 05:05 PM
russiand The residential tax rate is outrageous and will drive people out of this town. Please allow some businesses to be built and offeset the crazy tax rates. This level of taxation is not sustainable. Sharon does not offer enough services to justify such high tax rates to the residents, even if the schools are so great.

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