Alton tax commitment falls by 0.6%

ALTON — The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has set the 2013 property tax rate at $13.44 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, a decrease of 24 cents, or 1.8-percent.

The amount to be raised by property taxes declined by $126,067, a decrease of 0.6-percent, from $19,422,625 to $19,296,558, while the total assessed valuation grew by $16,422,389, an increase of 1.1-percent, from $1,436,859,553 to $1,453, 281,942.

The town tax remained unchanged at $3.68. The local school tax decreased from $6.02 to $5.86, the state education tax from $2.55 to $2.50 and the county tax from $1.43 to $1.40.