Tax Relief to Low/Moderate Income Homeowners

 NH Department of Revenue Offers Property Tax Relief to Low and Moderate Income Homeowners 

Applications for the Property Tax Relief program due June 30 

Concord, NH – As the economic recovery continues from the impact of COVID-19, the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) is offering low and moderate income homeowners the opportunity to apply for property tax relief. NHDRA is accepting applications for its Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program through June 30, 2021. NHDRA distributed more than $886,700 through this tax relief program last year, and nearly $45 million in total since the program launched in 2002. 

“We aim to provide as much support to our taxpayers as possible,” said NHDRA Commissioner Lindsey Stepp. “Although the COVID-19 situation has improved from this time last year, we understand that many face financial challenges. We will work with qualified individuals to make sure they have the option to apply for tax relief.” 

An eligible applicant for Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief is a person who is: 

• Single with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $20,000; or 

• Married or head of New Hampshire household with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $40,000; and 

• Owns a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax; and 

• Has resided in that homestead as of April 1, 2020. 

The application form (Form DP-8) is available on NHDRA’s website at Older versions of the form will not be accepted. Program applicants are required to submit their individual income tax returns with the application. 

Taxpayers with questions should call Taxpayer Services at (603) 230-5920, press prompt 2, then prompt 2 again. 

NHDRA provided the following tips to homeowners considering applying for the program: 

• Applicants are reminded that NHDRA is a state taxing agency and cannot determine an individual’s federal tax liability. If applicants are unsure whether they are required to file federally, they may contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. 

• If an applicant is not required to file with the IRS, they should check the box on the Form DP-8 indicating this. 

• Homesteads held in trust must also be verified by submission of the trust document, but may still qualify for relief. 

Residents who do not have internet access may request Form DP-8 by calling NHDRA’s Forms Line at (603) 230-5001. 

Granite State residents can find more information about the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program and review the status of their application on DRA’s website. NHDRA’s Taxpayer Services Division is available to answer all filing questions. Contact the Taxpayer Services Division by phone at (603) 230-5000 (select option 2), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

About the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) is responsible for fairly and efficiently administering the tax laws of the State of New Hampshire. NHDRA collects approximately 80% of New Hampshire’s general taxes. During Fiscal Year 2020, NHDRA collected $2.3 billion in taxes, most of which went to the New Hampshire General Fund and Education Trust Fund. NHDRA also provides assistance to municipalities in budgeting, finance and real estate appraisal. 

NHDRA administers and collects the following taxes at the state level: Business Enterprise Tax, Business Profits Tax, Communications Services Tax, Interest and Dividends Tax, Meals and Rooms Tax, Medicaid Enhancement Tax, Nursing Facility Quality Assessment, Tobacco Tax, Taxation of Railroads, Utility Property Tax, Real Estate Transfer Tax; and the following taxes at the local level: Property Tax, Excavation Tax, Timber Tax. To learn more about NHDRA, please visit 

Upcoming Meetings May/June 2021

 Upcoming Meetings 

Select Board Meeting, Monday, May 17 at 6pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 994 9536 4441, Passcode 990611) 

Rec Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 957 3131 2222, Passcode 688878) 

ZBA Meeting, Thursday, May 27 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link  or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 933 3211 0399, Passcode 841839)(CANCELLED)

Planning Board, Tuesday, June 1 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 988 4389 5900, Passcode 250770) 

Select Board Meeting, Wednesday, June 2 at 6pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 994 9536 4441, Passcode 990611) 


This Thursday (5/13) Town Hall will open early at 11:00am and stay open until 6:00pm. This Friday (5/14) Town Hall will open at 8:00am and close early at 11:00am. Next week (5/17-5/21) we will return to the current operating hours: Monday 8:00am to 1:00pm, Thursday 1:00pm to 6:00pm, and Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Town Reports Are Available – See New Version Online

The Town Report is now available for pick up at the Town Office. Copies will be made available at the Deliberative Session. If you have already picked up a Town Report, please know that a correction has been made to the budget. The new budget document can be found on the Town website HERE.

If you have reviewed the Town Report online, it has been corrected to reflect the accurate version of the budget. You can see the CORRECTED TOWN REPORT HERE.

We apologize for the confusion. The correct version of the proposed budget matches the warrant the total of which should read: $2,464,122.

Water Restored Around Willey Street

Water service in the Willey Street area has been restored. If you observe any discoloration in the water and/or spurting due to air in the line, please run the faucet until your water is clear and cold.
We also apologize for the unexpected water shut off this afternoon. It was not a planned shut-off and was due to an unforeseen situation in the Willey / Prospect intersection. We do not anticipate there being additional shut-offs to service this week during construction; however, we will notify affected households if necessary. We appreciate your patience throughout this project.

Let’s Vote Safely!

The Deliberative Session is coming up this Thursday and starts at 6:00pm at the American Legion. Masks are required and seats will be spaced in a socially distant manner. If you choose to stand, be sure to keep your distance from others.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday to discuss what we will be voting on in June. This is your opportunity to hear your neighbors’ thoughts, let others know how you feel about topics, and potentially vote to change (or not change!) text that will be on the ballot.

Town Report materials are available on the Town’s website. Town Reports will be printed for the Deliberative Session, limited to one per household.

See you all on Thursday!


Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, May 6th due to preparations that need to take place for the Town Deliberative Session, which will begin at 6:00pm in the main hall of the American Legion.
Please come to the American Legion at 551 Foundry Street at this time to take part in this important town event.

Willey Street/Prospect Street Road Closures Beginning 5.3.21

The Willey Street Pipe Replacement Project is scheduled to begin Monday, May 3rd. The intersection of Willey Street and Prospect Street will be closed for at least the first week of the project. As the work progresses, there will be a point where it moves down closer to the Locust Street end of Willey and, at that time, the Locust/Willey intersection will be closed. Signs will be posted throughout the duration of the project to indicate all detours and road closures. We thank you for your patience and understanding.