Tax Collect Year End Information (fiscal year ending June 30th)

We wanted to send a quick reminder to those of you with a fiscal year ending June 30th. First is a summary of your options for when you actually execute your year end.  Second are a few links to documents that can assist you with finalizing your MS-61 Report and generating a database backup. Continue reading

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2016 Collect User Group Schedule

We are pleased to announce two upcoming user group sessions scheduled for March. The dates and times are listed below and both sessions will take place at Avitar’s office in Chichester. Continue reading

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2016 Clerk User Group Schedule

We are pleased to announce two upcoming user group sessions scheduled for March. The dates and times are listed below and both sessions will take place at Avitar’s office in Chichester.

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Solar energy — consideration of a warrant article

Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular and systems are being installed across the State. In the past, there has been very little data to analyze in determining if these solar energy systems add to market value or not. We have been tracking this information and collecting data and will begin assessing these systems State-wide. In the meantime, you may want to consider adopting a solar energy exemption before any future assessments become an issue.

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The Next Tax Collect Update(s)

Many of you were able to attend our breakout vendor session at the annual New Hampshire Tax Collectors’ Association conference back in October. You may remember we devoted a portion of that time to previewing the next Tax Collect system update. You may also be wondering when you’ll be getting the update we discussed. You’ll be receiving part of the update in the next week or so. And the rest of the update you’ll be receiving in early 2016. Here’s what we mean:

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DRA’s Tax Rate Breakdown

As some of you may have noticed, this year the DRA changed the appearance of their Municipal Tax Rate Calculation form (the page that shows the individual components of your municipal tax rate) to a more compact format. What you may not have noticed on the form is that the DRA also changed the order in which they list the individual tax rate components. Continue reading

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Increase in Lien Holder Identification Numbers

Approximately a month ago, MAAP quietly implemented a change that increased the size of the lien holder identification field from five to six digits in order to accommodate increasing numbers of lien holders. Recently MAAP has begun to issue six digit lien holder identification numbers, which has caused a problem within Avitar Clerk/MV as the original specification still specified only five character values. If you have experienced this problem we now have a fix we can apply for you. But first, some background. Continue reading

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Report of Tax Lien Affidavit

As you may be aware, the wording on the standard Affidavit of Execution of Tax Lien (Report of Tax Lien as required by RSA 80:64) has been challenged in the court case “Town of Northumberland vs. Gadway.” As a result, you may wish to file a corrective/confirmatory affidavit to your registry of deeds for your 2014 lien prior to September 30th, 2015, just to be safe. More on that below, but first the details as we understand them.

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Vital Records Online

Avitar and Invoice Cloud partnered several years ago to provide our Clerk/MV clients with the ability to accept online payments for motor vehicle and dog license renewals. Did you know you can also offer an online payment option for other services your office provides?

Invoice Cloud’s Cloud Store provides customers the option of submitting online payments for non-invoiced municipal services rather than requesting the service in person or through the mail. Unlike a motor vehicle or dog license invoice, a non-invoiced municipal service does not exist prior to the customer transaction. The customer can request copies of vital records (e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.) as well as various licenses and permits. The Cloud Store configuration can work in addition to Invoice Cloud’s Invoice Presentment and Payment configuration which is used for invoicing motor vehicles and dogs online. Though Cloud Store is non-invoiced and Presentment and Payment is, all of these municipal services can reside on the same customer portal.

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2015 MS-1 Report Update

We are currently in the process of finalizing and testing Avitar Assessing update 3.8.3 which includes the ability to export your MS-1 Report information for the DRA’s 2015 version of the report. We expect to distribute the update to our supported users during the week of August 10th. In the meantime here are a few things to keep in mind or do in preparation:

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