Nope...don't work for the city thank God. Property taxation is easy to understand and I'm just stating facts. If you run the numbers, you will find that Leominster has higher property valuations, so the rate per thousand can be less.Just Facts, do you work for the city of Fitchburg? Because you sure sound like one.
There is a big difference between the two cities; if we charge $21.60 and Leominster charges $15.41 in business taxes; guess what? They will take their business to Leominster.
Leominster Residence & commercial tax rate is $15.41/$1000
Fitchburg Tax Rate
Residential Rate is $16.20, the Commercial, Industrial and Personal Property Rate is $21.60.
Fitchburg has had a dual rate system for a long time, and that has hurt the city because the rate for businesses is high. The city council over the past couple of years voted to move some of the burden to homeowners which is why my rates are increasing a little faster than they normally would...