County Will Seek Additional Funds from Island Towns
Landry Harlan
Facing a budget shortfall, county leaders agreed this week to seek additional funding from Island voters to help balance a $1.74 million budget.
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Eight Nonprofits Go on Tisbury Tax Rolls
Holly Pretsky

Eight previously tax-exempt organizations have been added to Tisbury tax rolls prompting new expressions of concern and confusion from leaders at the nonprofits.

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Island Towns Set Fiscal Year Tax Rates
Steve Myrick
Three more Island towns have set their tax rates for the current fiscal year that began July 1.
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Property Values Top $20 Billion Islandwide, But Taxes Stay Low
Steve Myrick

Property values increased this year on Martha’s Vineyard, topping $20 billion in total assessed value, according to figures from the six towns and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

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Island Property Owners Join Rush to Prepay Tax Bills
Steve Myrick

Tax collectors on Martha’s Vineyard are busier than usual as taxpayers rush to prepay property taxes before the end of the year. The reason is the new federal tax regulations.

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Tax Rates See Slight Drop in Two Towns
Heather Hamacek

Tisbury and West Tisbury have both approved their tax rates for the year.

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Edgartown Sets Tax Rate
Sara Brown

Edgartown selectmen Monday approved a single tax rate of $3.55 for every $1,000 worth of property, a seven cent decrease over last year’s rate.

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Property Taxes Rise, Along With Town Budgets
Steve Myrick

Property tax bills went out, and while homeowners continue to pay less than those on the mainland, their tax burden will be heavier.

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Aquinnah Scrambles to Address Budget Shortfall
Alex Elvin
Facing an unexpected budget shortfall, Aquinnah town leaders will call a special town meeting early next month to decide how to balance the budget. Town officials have discovered a $101,564 deficit.
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Towns Slow to Set Tax Rates in Revaluation Year
Ivy Ashe
With all six Island towns in a revaluation year for property assessments, tax rates have been slow to arrive this year. Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury all saw increases in total valuation.
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