Businesses will likely bear the brunt of this year’s increases in taxes in the city of North Adams.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that during a tax classification hearing tonight, the City Council will decide how it wants to raise $17.65 million in tax revenue, and how it will divide the tax burden between businesses and residents as the city looks to fund its 2019 budget.

The meeting will begin at 7:30pm in City Hall. Under the current proposed plan, homeowners would see their tax rates rise from $18.38 to $18.96 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

For businesses would likely see a tax rate greater than $40 per $1,000 of assessed property value for the first time in the city's history.


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