What is the Fiscal Year 2017 tax cycle in the Town of West Bridgewater?
This fiscal year runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
When is my tax bill due?
The Town of West Bridgewater bills both real estate and personal property taxes on a quarterly schedule. Each quarter is due on or as close to the first of the following months:
1st Qtr: August 2nd Qtr: November 3rd Qtr: February 4th Qtr: May
Can I pay both quarters at the same time?
Yes. You can pay the total amount that the town has billed you.
Why can't I pay a full year?
You can only pay the total amount the town has billed. You can not pay in anticipation of a future bill.
If I mail in my payment can I receive a stamped receipt returned to my address?
Yes. We will stamp the portion of your bill that is labeled "Taxpayer's Copy" and return it to you. Please enclose a stamped self addressed envelope.
Can I pay my tax bill with a credit card?
At this time American Express, Discover and Mastercard and Visa can be used to pay your taxes through an on-line bill paying service. Please Click here to access
What happens if I do not pay my tax bill on time?
Tax payments must be received on or before the due date to avoid interest charges. If payment is not made on time the account will begin to accrue interest at the rate of 14% per diem.
Why should I pay interest on a late payment when I never received my tax bill?
Under Massachusetts General Law, failure to receive a bill does not affect the validity of the tax or any interest or fines incurred due to late payment(s). It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to secure his/her tax bill when one is not received.
What should I do if I do not receive my bill?
Contact the Tax Collector's office to request a copy of your bill by calling (508) 894-1203.
Who is responsible for the taxes if a property is sold.
The new owner is responsible for all taxes once the sale of the property is finalized.