This article is for vendors who maintain software that allows users to export MS-1 data for import into the Web Portal.


The MS-1 and MS-1V forms (Summary Inventory of Valuation for Municipalities and Village Districts, respectively) which were formerly distributed as a single dynamic PDF have now been phased out. The MS-1 and MS-1V will now be completed through the NHDRA's Assessment Web Portal. The portal allows users to import an XML file containing the MS-1 data. This article provides documentation necessary for vendors and developers to produce that XML file. We encourage vendors to submit sample XML files to Axiomatic for review and testing.

Download the 2019 XML Schema

Schema Changes for 2019

Three new exemption/credit types have been added:

  1. Combat Service Tax Credit (RSA 72:28-b)
  2. Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (RSA 75:1-a)
  3. Commercial/Industrial Construction Property Tax Exemption (RSA 72:76-78 or RSA 72:80-83)

These will require the following to be added to the XML schema:

Field DescriptionElement XML PathNotes
Combat Service: Amount[Root].SectionB.TaxCredit.CombatService.Limits
Combat Service: Number of Individuals[Root].SectionB.TaxCredit.CombatService.NumberOfIndividuals
Combat Service: Estimated Tax Credit[Root].SectionB.TaxCredit.CombatService.EstimatedTax
Low-Income Housing: Adopted[Root].LowIncome.AdoptedYes = 1, No = 0
Low-Income Housing: Properties[Root].LowIncome.NumberAdopted
Low-Income Housing: Assessed Value Prior to Effective Date of RSA 75:1-a[Root].LowIncome.AssessedValuePrior
Low-Income Housing: Current Assessed Value[Root].LowIncome.AssessedValueCurrent
New Construction: Adopted[Root].CommIndConstruction.AdoptedYes = 1, No = 0
New Construction: Properties[Root].CommIndConstruction.NumberAdopted
New Construction: What percent of assessed value attributed to new construction is to be exempted?[Root].CommIndConstruction.PercentThis should be the percent adopted for the reporting year as a decimal (e.g. 0.30 for 30%).
New Construction: Total Exemption Granted[Root].CommIndConstruction.Total

Corrections/changes have been made to the following elements:

  • [Root].CurrentUseReport.ForrestLand has been corrected to "ForestLand"
  • [Root].ConservationRestriction.ForrestLand has been corrected to "ForestLand"

Note that the derived/inherited complex types have been removed. This should not affect export processes for most vendors.

Utility Company Naming Convention

The XML import process attempts to match the utility companies in the uploaded XML file against the list of active utility companies maintained by the NHDRA based on the utility company names. While the user is able to review and adjust the imported utility company data prior to finalizing the MS-1, we recommend that reasonable attempts be made to use the NHDRA's list of utility companies. This list is reviewed and updated each year.

Download the 2019 NHDRA Utility Company List