How are my taxes determined?
The amount of taxes that you pay is determined by the budget and the levy. The proposed budget and tax rates are forwarded to the State of Rhode Island for their review and approval. The town, after public hearings, then adopts a budget that reflects what services will be provided and the cost to provide those services. The amount of revenue generated by property taxes is the levy. Property taxes are ad valorem, which means that they are based on value. Your share of the tax burden is based on the value of your property; the more that your property is worth, relative to other property in town, the higher your share of the tax burden.

Show All Answers

1. When will I receive my tax bill and when is it due?
2. What time period do the bills cover?
3. How can I pay my taxes?
4. Why is my motor vehicle’s assessed value more than I could sell it for?
5. Why did I get a motor vehicle tax bill for a vehicle I don’t own anymore?
6. How are my taxes determined?
7. What if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?