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Getting a break on property taxes....

Posted by Your Town  January 11, 2008 09:13 AM

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When municipal officials are looking for tax money, or weighing a Prop 2 1/2 override, talk often turns to the tax exempt property in their town: colleges, social services agencies.. even golf courses. Sometimes these places pay what are known as "payments in lieu of taxes.''

As part of his Your Town series, Globe Staffer Matt Carroll lists all the cities and towns in in Greater Boston and how much property is tax exempt. Twenty Five percent of the property value in Cambridge, for example, his listed as tax exempt. See where your town ranks here.

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About override central Coverage of Prop 21/2 override campaigns in more than 30 communities in Greater Boston.
Christine Wallgren is a correspondent in the Globe South bureau.
David Dahl is the Globe's regional editor.
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