Online Workshop–Collect Year End Process

We are pleased to offer an online workshop to discuss preparing for year end, including what reports need to be printed and how to export your MS-61 report into DRA’s pdf format. We have scheduled the workshop to coincide with the beginning of this annual process. If you are a new collector, or just someone that struggles with the process each year, this will be a great class for you!

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Urgent Update Regarding Veteran Credits (Reposted)

(The following was originally posted on November 14th on the “Assessing” thread. It is being reposted today on the “Assessing Software” thread as it likely affects most of you, whether or not Avitar does your assessing. We apologize for any duplication for those of you who may have already seen this.)

The NH legislature passed and Governor Sununu signed into law HB 1667 (Chapter 121, laws of 2022) which amends eligibility criteria for certain veterans’ property tax credits. This became effective on July 26, 2022, and affects both the Standard and Optional Veterans Tax Credit, as well as the All Veterans Tax Credit.

Simply what this means is that if your Town has adopted the Optional Veterans Tax Credit (you give more than the standard $50 tax credit) and/or the All Veterans Tax Credit, you MUST readopt the provisions of the Statute (Optional Vets Credit 72:28, II and/or All Veterans Tax Credit 72:28-b) by March 31, 2023, in order for your credits to remain in place for the 2023 Tax Year. It is our understanding that if you have the Optional or All Veterans Tax Credits and you do not readopt the credits they will revert to the Standard Veterans Credit in the amount of $50 each.

We are proactively reaching out and urging you to get the warrant language ready and prepared for the ballot for 2023. The Department of Revenue has prepared a Technical Information Release (TIR 2022-005) on the matter dated October 19, 2022. They are ready to assist municipalities in this endeavor as are we.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.

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Online Workshop — Assessing Update 4.0.4

We are pleased to offer an online workshop to discuss our latest assessing software update. There was a lot of information and many changes in this update that we don’t want you to miss.

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Urgent Update Regarding Veteran Credits

The NH legislature passed and Governor Sununu signed into law HB 1667 (Chapter 121, laws of 2022) which amends eligibility criteria for certain veterans’ property tax credits. This became effective on July 26, 2022, and affects both the Standard and Optional Veterans Tax Credit, as well as the All Veterans Tax Credit.

Simply what this means is that if your Town has adopted the Optional Veterans Tax Credit (you give more than the standard $50 tax credit) and/or the All Veterans Tax Credit, you MUST readopt the provisions of the Statute (Optional Vets Credit 72:28, II and/or All Veterans Tax Credit 72:28-b) by March 31, 2023, in order for your credits to remain in place for the 2023 Tax Year. It is our understanding that if you have the Optional or All Veterans Tax Credits and you do not readopt the credits they will revert to the Standard Veterans Credit in the amount of $50 each.

We are proactively reaching out and urging you to get the warrant language ready and prepared for the ballot for 2023. The Department of Revenue has prepared a Technical Information Release (TIR 2022-005) on the matter dated October 19, 2022. They are ready to assist municipalities in this endeavor as are we.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.

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Online Workshop–Second Issue Tax Billing

We are pleased to offer an online workshop to discuss preparing your second issue tax bills, including importing the warrant, assigning credits, and printing/exporting your tax bills. We have scheduled the workshop to coincide with the beginning of this annual process. If you are a new collector, or just someone that struggles with the process each year, this will be a great class for you!

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Online Workshop–Building Permits Update 2.6.6

We are pleased to offer an online workshop to discuss our latest building permits update. There was a lot of information and many changes in this update that we don’t want you to miss.

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Informational Pop-Up Windows in Clerk

When processing a title and/or registration, there are many fields you may be unsure as to which option you should select. To better assist you in determining the correct option for these fields, we have added informational pop-up windows. To view the additional information, click on the label and an informational pop-up message will display. This functionality has been added to the following labels:

  • Last/Business Name – Displays DMV’s list of company registration months.
  • And/Or – Explains when to use each option on titles.
  • Joint Survivorship – Definition.
  • Purchased, Purchased Date, and Odometer – Helps you determine the proper Odometer and Date of Purchase to enter, and whether the vehicle should be listed as New or Used.
  • ID Type – Helps you determine the proper customer ID Type.
  • VIN – Guides you directly to the Chevrolet VIN Decoder website that DMV has approved for use in determining vehicle information that was not in Redbook.
  • Fuel, Model, Model Year, Body Style – Assists you in determining the proper values to enter in these fields.
  • Color – Displays abbreviation to use for each color.
  • Plate#/Chk – Displays Vanity Plate Hints.
  • Full/Business Name label (Lienholder Information section) – Displays instructions on how to remove a lienholder from a title when a customer has paid off the loan.
  • Gross Weight or Axles – Both categories will show the maximum GVW per axle.
  • Type/Cat – A message will display asking if you want to view DMV plate type information. If you select “Yes”, a list of all DMV plate types will open in your browser.
  • Process Header (e.g. 12 Month Renewal Registration, Title Application – AP) – When you are processing transactions, at the top of the screen is the Process Header, which tells you what process you are doing (e.g. 12 Month Renewal Registration). If you click the Process Header, additional information will display.

Please see our online documentation for more useful tips.

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2022 MS-1 Report Information

For the first time in a long time, there are no changes for 2022 to the MS-1 Report file specification. See below for what this means for you with respect to generating your 2022 MS-1 Report and submitting it to the DRA:

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NH Motor Vehicle Kiosk Upload

Avitar developed the NH Motor Vehicle Kiosk at the request of several client municipalities to enable residents to obtain an estimate of how much it will cost to register or renew their motor vehicle without having to call the clerk. When enabled within a community, this website (also referred to as Avitar’s Online Price Quote application) produces estimates by matching the customer’s vehicle to actual registrations of similar vehicles in the website’s database, and providing the customer with the average cost, as well as the highest cost, for registrations of similar vehicles.

Because the website uses transaction data from past registrations to estimate the costs for future registrations, the accuracy of the estimates the website provides is only as good as the data in the Motor Vehicle Kiosk database. Therefore, if your municipality has this functionality, you will need to periodically upload data from your local database. To do this, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to Avitar Clerk
  2. Click Utilities | DMV Monthly Renewals | Upload Price Estimate Data
  3. Click Upload

NOTE: You may need to run the uploader (possibly multiple times) until you receive a message “there are no results to send.”  It is important that you close and re-open the uploader between each upload. 

For more useful tips, please refer to our online documentation.

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Online Workshop–Clerk Update 3.4.6

We are pleased to offer an online workshop to discuss our latest clerk update. There was a lot of information and many changes in this update that we don’t want you to miss.

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