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Massachusetts (MA) Property Tax Info

Property Tax Rank in US (best =1) 48
Corporate Tax Rank in US (best =1) 39
Sales Tax Rank in US (best =1) 13
Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate 1.20%
Is Personal Property Taxable Yes 
Massachusetts State Website
Capital Boston
Largest City Boston
Largest Metro Area 4,875,390

Important Dates

For Real Property

  • Massachusetts Property Tax Filing Deadline Mar 1
  • Massachusetts Property Tax Appeal Deadline Within 30 days after the mailing of the first half actual or third quarter tax bill to the local assessor's office

For Business Personal Property

  • BPP Filing (Rendition) Deadline On or before March 1
  • BPP Appeal Deadline Feb 1

Massachusetts Property Tax Rate

Massachusetts Property Tax is a rather expensive state when it comes to property tax bills for its residents. In fact, the median annual property tax payment is $4,899. Tax rates are set locally by cities and towns in Massachusetts, with total rates generally ranging from 1% to 2% (10 to 20 mills). Incorporating all areas, the state’s average effective tax rate is 1.17%. This is above the national average, which is 1.07%.

Massachusetts Property Tax Rate - personal property tax

Homeowners in Massachusetts face some of the largest annual property tax bills of any state in the country. The median annual property tax payment in the state is $4,899. The state’s average effective tax rate of 1.17% is higher than the national average.