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Boston (City) Departmental Reports: Tax Lists

This guide gathers annual reports of City of Boston government agencies. Some related reports are included.

1844 Tax List

Boston Tax Lists, 1826-1865

The tax lists covered both individuals and corporations.  The bottom value for inclusion in the lists grew over the years.  In 1826 one needed $5,000 in personal or real property to be listed.  By 1865 the amount grew to $25,000.  The earlier years were arranged by ward, while the later years were purely alphabetical.

The BPL does not hold the following volumes: 1828, 1831, 1835 and 1854 – 56.