WORCESTER - The City Council agenda for its meeting on Tuesday, November 30, at 6:30 PM, includes a tax classification hearing. The process sets tax rates for residential and commercial real estate taxes in the city.
In a letter dated November 19, Worcester Chief Financial Officer Timothy McGrourthy told City Manager Ed Augustus the agenda for the November 30 meeting would include proposed tax tables for fiscal year 2022.
City Assessor Samuel Konieczny also provided a report to Augustus with information on a range of tax related statistics, including the City’s top ten taxpayers.
Other Worcester fiscal year 2021 tax statistics included in the report:
- Worcester had the 134th highest residential rate of 350 Massachusetts communities and eighth highest among 26 gateway cities ($16.28)
- The average single family tax bill ($4,372) was 232nd highest of 330 in Massachusetts (21 communities were not reported)
- The commercial tax rate (36.20) was 6th highest of 351 Massachusetts communities and 5th highest among gateway cities.
- 27.12% of property value in Worcester was exempt from taxation, the highest percentage among gateway cities.
A comparison Worcester and surrounding towns were also included: