2013 News

Southborough sticks with single tax rate

With several business owners looking on, selectmen Tuesday unanimously elected to stick with a single tax rate, which will mean an approximately $100 tax increase for the average homeowner. Learn more

Re: Single Tax Rate

A vocal minority in Southborough has suggested that the Town should adopt a dual property tax rate and tax business at a higher rate to reduce the tax burden on residential property owners. Part of the rationale for those who oppose the Town’s long-standing single tax rate is that increased business in Southborough will cause home values to decline. For a variety of reasons, we suggest that such an approach is misguided, shortsighted, and, in the long run, will undermine the character and financial well-being of Southborough. Learn more