Category Archives: Assessing Software

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2018 MS-1 DRA Request re: Exemptions

We had a call from DRA today about the “Amount granted per exemption” amounts appearing on the MS-1 for Blind and Disabled exemptions in municipalities that not only have not granted any of those exemptions but also have not even adopted … Continue reading

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2018 MS-1 Report

August typically has been the time when we need to quickly implement any MS-1 Report changes mandated by DRA and then distribute the software update in time for you to submit your MS-1 by September 1st. This year (mercifully) there … Continue reading

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Assessing Update and 2017 MS-1

We are waiting for word on a few last items before we distribute an Avitar Assessing software update. This update should be ready to go later this week and it will include a few slight changes for the 2017 MS-1 … Continue reading

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Are you Backing up your Database?

Over the past couple of months, a few of our client municipalities have been hit with an encryption/ransom virus.  These types of viruses can encrypt all of the files (documents, Windows files, data, etc.) on your server/computers leaving them unusable … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Tax Credit Changes

Many of you are aware of the changes made possible by RSA 72:28-b which now allows municipalities to adopt an All Veterans’ Tax Credit expanding the eligibility to receive the credit to peacetime veterans who did not serve in a … Continue reading

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New View and Waterfrontage Tools

Over the last several years, we’ve been quietly testing new functionality within the Avitar Assessing system that provides more tools with which to maintain, analyze, and assess the contributory values of views and waterfrontage. At this point we’re pleased with … Continue reading

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Reminder — Avitar Assessing User Groups

This is just a reminder that we have two upcoming user group sessions scheduled for next week. Many of you have already contacted us to let us know you will attend, but if you have not there are good seats still … Continue reading

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Assessing User Group Sessions

We are pleased to announce two upcoming user group sessions scheduled for October. The dates and times are listed below and both sessions will take place at Avitar’s office in Chichester. Both sessions will focus on new features of the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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