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Gilmanton tax burden drops 9.4%

GILMANTON — The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has set the 2103 property tax rate at $21.15 per $1,000, a decrease of $2.27, or 9.7-percent.

The amount to be raised by property taxes decreased by $1,047,240, from $11,142,077 to $10,094,837, a drop of 9.4-percent, while the total assessed valuation grew by $2,143,946, or 0.4-percent, from $478,403,218 to $480,547,164.

The town tax decreased from $5.74 to $4.97 and the local school tax from $13.93 to $12.36 while the state education tax increased from $2.39 to $2.43 and the county tax from $1.36 to $1.39.