Rehoboth Selectmen Vote to Keep Single Tax Rate
The Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday to keep a single tax rate for residents and businesses, based on the recommendation of the Board of Assessors. “In our case, there is no real benefit in doing a split tax rate,” said Selectman Michael Deignan.
Eugene Campbell, chairman of the Board of Assessors, said Rehoboth is 91.6 percent residential. 3.42 percent is commercial. 0.8 percent is industrial. 4.14 percent is personal property. If the town had adopted a split tax rate, Campbell said commercial property owners would have seen an increase of six to seven dollars per $1000 of assessed value. The savings to residential property owners would have been “miniscule,” Deignan added.
Rehoboth’s Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Rate for FY 2021 is $13.24 per thousand.