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Nantucket County, Commonwealth of Taxachusetts

I’ve had many people ask me how the lowered real estate tax deduction would affect the market on Nantucket. Most people had the assumption that it would have a negative impact on the market. However, I think the opposite – it will have a positive impact. Although Nantucket is part of the Commonwealth of Taxachussets, the Nantucket real estate tax rate is $3.53/$1,000 or, no calculators, .353%, of assessed value for FY18 – one of the lowest mill rates in the country (another reason to own a piece of the Rock)! So, your property would have to be assessed over $2,832,861 to go over the allowed deduction. Whereas in Suffolk County, NY (Hamptons), the rate is approx. $22/$1,000. So, your property would hit the limit at approx. $454,000 of assessed value. People don’t like taxes, but like vacation homes. Hmmm…