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Total Gilford tax commitment going up just $258

GILFORD — The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has set the 2013 property tax rate at $18.16 per $1,000 of assessed value, 14 cents, or 0.8 percent, less than the the 2012 rate.

The amount to be raised by taxes rose by a negligible $258, from $27,624,428 to $27,624,686 while the total assessed valuation climbed by $9,020,000, or 0.6 percent, from $1,526,155,840 to $1,535,175,840.

The town tax increased from $4.93 to $5.25 while the local school tax decreased from $9.21 to $8.85 and the state education tax from $2.69 to $2.59 while the county tax remained constant at $1.47.