City Of Boston
Treasury: Collecting Division
Performance Scorecard for March 2012 (Quarterly)
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Mission: The division collects property taxes and all other monies due to the City while serving taxpayers in a professional, courteous manner. The Division strives to achieve the highest property collection rate possible and pursues all collection remedies allowed under statute.

  • Collection division sends deliquent notices
    Delinquent notices are sent throughout the fiscal year; however, the majority of the delinquent notices are sent during the third and fourth quarters. The first and second quarter are preliminary bills based on the prior fiscal year’s valuation. The third and fourth quarter bills are actual tax bills issued after the rate approval.
  • Annual Certifications Down in FY12
    The annual certification is the process of posting additional unpaid taxes to outstanding liens. The annual certification is made prior to December of each fiscal year. The City certified 2,932 accounts in November 2011 (FY12), a decrease from the 3,030 certified accounts in September 2010 (FY11).
  • Third Quarter Collection Rate
    The quarterly collection rate of property tax for the second quarter is 99.2%. While quarterly results are not the final indicator, the collection rate remains strong. While the collection rate calculated at fiscal year-end is the final indicator (and takes into account all abatements and adjustments), the quarterly statistic provides an ongoing measure of stability in collections.
MeasureYTD ResultYTD TargetPerformance
1240422Annual Property Tax Collection Rate98.9099.00This measure represents the percentage of the gross real property tax levy (net of refunds) collected as of the end of each year. This collection rate is calculated at fiscal year end and takes into account all abatements and adjustments. 12784.gif
26907Delinquent real estate taxes collected7,299,408.035,775,000.00This measure represents the total amount of delinquent property taxes collected12783.gif
26951Delinquent real estate notices sent24,429.0028,500.00This measure represents the total number of demands and warrants sent to delinquent taxpayers on overdue bills. 12781.gif
26927Tax title amount collected12,386,936.3411,250,000.00This measure represents the amount of taxes paid, including interest and fees, in order to reinstate to current status. 12783.gif
26905Tax title accounts resolved1,570.001,500.00This measure represents all parcels in tax title that are paid and reinstated to current status12783.gif
26897Annual tax takings1,907.002,200.00Process in which liens are placed on properties where taxes remain unpaid. Individual liens (instruments of taking) are filed at the Registry of Deeds as required by law, and the account moves into tax title. After a certain time period, the parcel may be petitioned for foreclosure in Land Court. Smaller numbers indicate better performance.Results from the tax taking process are reported annually in December. The data displayed on this report is from December 2010.12783.gif
26917Annual tax taking amount4,781,082.700.00This measure represents the total amount of liens filed at the Registry of Deeds. Smaller numbers indicate better performance. Results from the tax taking process are reported annually in December. The data displayed on this report is from December 2010 and will be included on Mayor’s Performance Reports throughout FY11. 12783.gif
26921Annual certifications2,932.003,000.00Process in which subsequent years’ unpaid taxes are added to accounts already in tax title. Smaller numbers indicate better performance. The certification process is completed annually in late summer. The data displayed on this report is from September 2010 and will be included on Mayor’s Performance Reports throughout FY11. 12783.gif
26923Annual certification amount8,560,000.008,500,000.00This measure represents the total amount (including interest) certified to existing tax titles. Smaller numbers indicate better performance. The certification process is completed annually in late summer. The data displayed on this report is from September 2010 and will be included on Mayor’s Performance Reports throughout FY11. 12782.gif
26915Municipal lien certificates processed12,123.0011,250.00This measure represents the number of certificates listing any outstanding taxes mainly prepared when ownership changes. 12783.gif
 
 
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