Employment Opportunity: Deputy Tax Collector

Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire

Title: Deputy Tax Collector

Hours: Part-time, Hourly (up to 160 hours per year, as needed basis)

Pay Rate: $17.61 hourly (starting rate, depending on qualifications)

Supervisors: Select Board, Town Administrator

Date Approved: January 1, 2023

 

Job summary

Assists the Tax Collector with administration of the full cycle of property tax billing and collecting with optimum accuracy and efficiency. Must adhere to all State laws and regulations including the Code of Ethics for Tax Collectors.The Deputy Tax Collector is an official appointed by the Select Board to provide assistance and coverage to the Tax Collector as necessary.

Summary of essential job functions

The following job functions describe the responsibilities of the Tax Collector. The function of a Deputy Tax Collector is to provide the same level of service and function to the residents of Rollinsford in the Tax Collector’s absence or as requested by the Tax Collector.

  • Responsible for the planning, organization and sending of tax bills in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Collect, deposit and record receipt of all property taxes with attention to detail.
  • Prepare deposits daily/weekly as seasonally appropriate and provide the Treasurer with copies in a timely manner.
  • Balance accounts(s) and prepare monthly reports for the Treasurer.
  • Prepare and mail delinquent notices according to best practices.
  • Prepare notices to taxpayers and mortgage holders of tax liabilities, liens and tax deeds.
  • Performs property tax lien(s) with the Registry of Deeds in accordance with RSA’s.
  • Provides customer service to the general public for tax related and general information.
  • Work closely with Cemetery Trustees to prepare documents, deposit funds and maintain records for purchase and transfer of lots in New Town and Old Town Cemeteries.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have or be able to attain a working knowledge of the applicable New Hampshire laws and regulations as related to the essential job functions
  • High School or GED diploma required; 2- or 4-year college degree in related field preferred
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are required
  • Must be at least 18
  • Subject to background check

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibility from time to time, as needed. This job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.



Notice of Preliminary Assessed Values

The Town of Rollinsford has contracted with Avitar Associates to perform a town wide update of values. Sales prior to the April 1st assessment date are relied upon to establish new base land and building rates with the goal of bringing all assessments to 100% of fair market value.
To view your property record card online, go to www.avitarassociates.com and select Online Data, Subscription Information (Assessment Data – Review Online). Log in using the Subscriber option with Username: townofrollinsford and Password: rollinsfordtwn. The website also provides links to resources designed to help you understand the codes, notes, abbreviations, and other information on your property record card. The Online Data at this website will only be available for 60 days to review your property record card.
The informal review phone appointments will only be available during the timeframe listed below, additional days may be added, if needed. ·
Monday, August 22, 2022 between 8AM-4PM
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 between 8AM-4PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 between 8AM-4PM
If you have any questions, concerns and/or feel an error exists with your newly assessed value you must contact Avitar and schedule a PHONE APPOINTMENT. Please note that staff at Town Hall cannot schedule these appointments. Unlike in previous years, Avitar will not be holding face to face meetings, but rather will contact you at the phone number you provide for your scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment, please go to www.avitarassociates.com/appointments or if you do not have access to the internet, please call Avitar at 603-798-4419. Please logon and schedule an appointment to ensure you are afforded the opportunity for review by 6:00 PM on SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2022, as you will not be able to make an appointment after that date.
Please note that you should not try to estimate your next tax bill by multiplying your new assessment and the old tax rate as it will produce an erroneous tax amount. As the total value of the Town has increased, the tax rate will drop proportionally, barring any significant changes in spending voted on at Town & School district meetings. The newly established values will be implemented on the December bill.
For general questions regarding Assessing, please email [email protected] or call 603-742-2510 x320.

2022 Revaluation

The Town of Rollinsford’s 2022 Revaluation is now underway. Employees of Avitar Associates of New England, Inc. are currently working to verify the accuracy of tax cards of properties town-wide. In most cases, this will be accomplished from the road view, however Avitar may need to walk around outside at a property to obtain measurements in cases of new construction, additions or changes to structures.

Avitar employees carry identification and vehicles are clearly marked, however if you have any questions or concerns about someone on your property, please contact the Rollinsford Police Department.
If you have any questions regarding the 2022 Revaluation, please email [email protected].

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 www.revenue.nh.gov/forms/low-moderate.htm. 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 www.revenue.nh.gov.