Assessments for 2009 will been released this January, but don't expect your real estate tax bill to go down anytime soon. If you would like to contest your homes assessment, visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/ and search for tax abatement. The site gives you specific instructions on how to ask the City of Boston for a reduction in your taxes. There is a bit of work involved, but if you are successful, it will be well worth your time.
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