The 1771 lists have been published in:
Pruitt, Bettye Hobbs, Editor. ''The Massachusetts Tax Valuation List of 1771''. Boston, Massachusetts: G. K. Hall, 1978. (Family History Library book Q 974.4 R4m.) This source lists the owner's name, property and buildings, real estate values, type of acreage, and livestock or produce. Includes an index.
The federal government required some tax assessments. The following work contains a 1798 direct tax census and surname index: