My colleagues are correct on the current tax rate in Needham. However, there are some extra fees in Needham associated with the schools. Busing carries a fee per child after a certain age, as does playing sports at the high school level. It's only a few hundred dollars, but I've heard new residents express surprise at these additional fees. Also, there are fees associated with using the town dump. Residents must buy an annual sticker to use the facility and then use special trash bags sold at various outlets around town. Again, something I find new residents weren't expecting. These items have been excluded from the tax rate for many years and were done so to alleviate the burden on the town budget. The "pay per throw" policy of using special trash bags is also an attempt to encourage people to recycle. Keep in mind, also, that your water and sewer fees are separate from your tax bill.
Hope that helps!