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What determines the amount of a Worcester city property tax bill?

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The amount of a particular property's tax bill is determined by two things: the property's taxable assessment and the tax rate.

The assessment is determined by the assessor and should be based on the value of the property; the taxable value is the assessment less any applicable property tax exemptions. The single tax rate is determined by dividing the tax levy to be raised by the applicable total taxable assessed value of the jurisdiction. The tax levy is the revenue necessary for the city to operate, after all other revenue sources (like Federal and State funding) have been deducted from the budget. The rate is further apportioned between the Residential and Commercial classes by the vote of the Worcester City Council at the Tax Classification Hearing.

When are real property tax bills mailed and payments due in Worcester City, Massachusetts?

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Tax bills are mailed four times a year. The quarterly tax payments are due on the following dates: August 1st; November 1st; February 1st; May 1st.

The bills are sent thirty (30) days prior to these due dates. Payments are due thirty days from the date the tax bill is issued.

When are property taxes due in Worcester County, Massacusetts ?

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Annual bills are mailed each July, with a six-month new construction billing each January. A discount of 0.5% of the County tax is allowed for payments made in the month of July. The tax bill becomes delinquent on October 1st and is subject to interest at the rate of 1% per month until paid.

What are other options to make my property tax payment?

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Tax payments may be made in cash or by check made payable to Worcester County. Payments may be made at the Office of the Treasurer or mailed to Worcester County, P.O. Box 248, Snow Hill, MD 21863. A convenience fee is charged by Official Payments.

Who can register to vote?

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You may submit an online application to register or pre-register to vote in Massachusetts if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States; and
  • You are 16 years old; and
  • You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find all the information about cases reported?

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You can find more information about the cases in Massachusetts here