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Salem Tax Rate Up 44 Cents From 2011

Town portion down 27 cents while local school portion up 66 cents.

The 2012 property tax rate for Salem was recently set by the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration at $20.58 per $1,000 of valued property.

That is up 44 cents from the 2011 rate of $20.14.

The town's overall valuation did go up, however, from $3,814,009,111 in 2011 to $3,827,733,752, according to DRA.

The town's portion of the tax rate for 2012 was the only of the four parts of the rate to go down from 2011. The 2012 town tax rate is $7.06, down from $7.33.

The school district's portion went up from $9.39 in 2011 to $10.05 in 2012. The state education portion is up three cents from $2.39 to $2.42.

Meanwhile, the portion for Rockingham County went up two cents from $1.03 to $1.05.

DRA said Salem's tax committment is up just shy of $2 million from $75,957,929 in 2011 to $77,930,804 in 2012.

Property tax bills were mailed last week and are due back Monday, Dec. 3.

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