Boston, Massachusetts Property Tax Expertise

Local Boston Property Tax Expertise with a National Footprint

Cities and towns across the Northeast are shifting burden more than ever before from the residential class onto the commercial class, despite many commercial properties reeling from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Property tax reliance in the city of Boston has grown to make up approximately 74% of the city’s total revenue. To remain competitive and cut operating costs, it is imperative that property owners work diligently to minimize their tax exposure. Ryan’s local experts have years of experience in every jurisdiction across Massachusetts and maximize tax abatement programs to ensure our clients never overpay and remain competitive in the market.

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Boston
Number of Sites Represented:
2,900
Fair Market Value Represented:
$110.5 Billion
Client Property Tax Savings Realized in Last Two Years:
$47.5 Million
Boston Market Experts:
11
Boston Market Experience:
15+ Years
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Norfolk-Plymouth-Suffolk
Number of Sites Represented:
1,600
Fair Market Value Represented:
$71.5 Billion
Client Property Tax Savings Realized in Last Two Years:
$30 Million
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Essex-Middlesex
Number of Sites Represented:
1,300
Fair Market Value Represented:
$3.9 Billion
Client Property Tax Savings Realized in Last Two Years:
$14.5 Million
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Boston Property Tax Deadlines

Below are the local Massachusetts property tax deadlines. If you are interested in tax deadlines for other states, please view our U.S. Property Tax Calendar.

Massachusetts

Lien Date

January 1
Real Property Information

Assessment Notice Issue Date

January 1

Appeal Deadline

February 1. Decisions from the Board of Assessors can be appealed within 3 months of the decision date.
Real Estate Tax Bill Payment Information

Tax Bills Issued

August 1

First Quarter for Quarterly Billing Communities

July 1

Second Quarter for Quarterly Billing Communities

October 1

Third Quarter for Quarterly Billing Communities

January 1

Fourth Quarter for Quarterly Billing Communities

April 1

First Half for Semi-Annual Billing Communities

Mid October (can vary)

Second Half for Semi-Annual Billing Communities

April 1 (can vary)
Personal Property Information

Assessment Notice Issue Date

December 30

Appeal Deadline

February 1

Rendition Date

March 1
Personal Property Tax Bill Payment Information

Tax Bills Issued

July 1

Single Payment Due (Delinquent Date)

Date Not Applicable

First Installment Due (Delinquent Date)

August 1

Second Installment Due (Delinquent Date)

November 1

Massachusetts Real Estate Ryan Contact

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Ryan’s Boston Property Tax Experts

Ryan’s property tax experts in Boston are uniquely positioned to help organizations understand the complexities of multiple taxing jurisdictions and their different approaches to valuing and assessing all property types.

William Quigley

Principal

Bill is a principal in the Marblehead, Massachusetts office, specializing in providing commercial property tax litigation services to clients in a variety of industries. He is a practicing attorney with more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, tax, and trial work representing developers, real estate investment trusts (REITs), banks, landlords, and tenants. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Brown University and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law.

Daniel Swift

Principal

Daniel specializes in commercial real estate tax appeals and advisement throughout the Northeast region. He represents commercial real estate developers, investors, and users to minimize their tax liability by leveraging his extensive knowledge of complex valuation concerns, knowledge of the tax laws, and relationships with local assessors. He currently represents more than $14 billion in assessed valuation, with broad valuation experience, including developments, urban and suburban offices, laboratories, research and development facilities, data centers, market rate and affordable apartments, mixed-use complexes, hotels and resorts, big box and retail centers, industrials, and independent and assisted-living facilities. In addition, Daniel advises clients regarding tax implications relating to property acquisitions, dispositions, conversions, and development of real estate as well as compliance requirements of local and state laws. Daniel is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP, the Greater Boston Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), and the Greater Boston Building Owners and Managers Association.

 

Glen Saindon

Director

Glen has more than 20 years of experience in the property tax industry. He has leveraged his former assessing background into a successful career in property tax consulting, overseeing several national engagements for commercial property owners. Services include tax bill payment processing, portfolio budget coordination, and appeal management/reporting. In addition, Glen directly represents all types of commercial properties in each of the New England states for appeal purposes. He also advises on property tax due diligence matters throughout New England. Glen is a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA).

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