Town Tax Collector News

A cheery notice from the town tax collector about all the wonderful services provided has appeared here:

Tax collector’s office

What is not mentioned is that all of these services have substantial indirect costs, so for example the tax kiosk, boat module, computers and printers, electricity, heat associated with expanded office hours. Or in other words, none of these service are “free” or particularly cheery if you have to pay for them as well as having to pay for having the town collect them.

We sometimes wonder about the diminishing returns of being nickled and dimed to death. However, the tax collector is just the messenger; contact your selectmen or attend the budget hearings if you’d like change.

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