Why is the former owner's name still on my tax bill?
This is often confusing to new owners. Chapter 59, Section 11, of the Massachusetts General Laws states: "Taxes on real estate shall be assessed ... to the person who is the owner on January first ...."
The tax bill will carry the January 1 owner's name throughout the entire subsequent fiscal year. Once the fiscal year has run its cycle, the former owner's name will be replaced by the new owner's name.

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1. What is the Fiscal 2024 tax rate?
2. How do I change the mailing address on my tax bill(s)?
3. Why is the former owner's name still on my tax bill?
4. How often do assessments change?
5. There has been a change in ownership. How do I correct the names on my tax bill(s)?
6. What is personal property tax?
7. I sold my property last year. Why am I still getting a personal property tax bill?
8. As a resident of Provincetown do I qualify for any tax relief?
9. I am a senior citizen who does not qualify for the elderly exemption. Do I qualify for any other assistance?
10. I no longer own this motor vehicle or have moved out of state. Do I still have to pay this bill?
11. I sold my boat. What should I do about my boat excise bill?