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A waste

March 27, 2013

Why waste money on property tax reassessment. The whole system is archaic and unfair. When it was established it was a great idea, everyone chips in a nickel for the fire hose....

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andy33

Mar-27-13 3:16 AM

Agreed Francine.....

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Don521

Mar-27-13 4:33 AM

Try living across the road from a KOZ, that really ticks a taxpayer off.

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MrShaman

Mar-27-13 5:51 AM

"When these non-profits gulp up 50 percent of small towns real estate they would be forced to contribute as they should." - Mim Logue

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Agreed.

CHURCHES...ante-UP!! The free-ride's over!

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MrShaman

Mar-27-13 5:54 AM

"When these non-profits gulp up 50 percent of small towns real estate they would be forced to contribute as they should."

I agree Ms. Logue, particularly simce the only thing non profit about most non profits is that they cook their books so as to show no profit and thus pay no income tax." - Francine

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Did your LAWYER approve of you making such an admission??!!! If so, I'd advise you seek-out qualified-representation, instead.

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wwhickok

Mar-27-13 6:01 AM

This back and forth between the right and left is ridiculous, I mean it really is and it really displays why things are so bad in America. No one can agree on anything, there is never any middle ground just a bunch of supposedly full grown adults bickering like little 15 year old school girls gossiping the latest teenage drama.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-27-13 6:39 AM

But I thought the great liberal idea of casinos would eliminate property taxes?!

What happened?

Was that another liberal lie to enrich their donors and screw the poor?

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rick424

Mar-27-13 7:16 AM

"Business is the only sector truly paying for school property taxes."

I really have a hard time believing this statement. Maybe some facts to back it up?

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CMReeder

Mar-27-13 8:09 AM

Don't new businesses get a tax exemption for coming here?

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spike2

Mar-27-13 8:14 AM

501 3 C's cover to broad of a group. Status of the organization would seem fair if the NPO services many people, has few Directors and their salary is below or at an average median income (for one individual). Should NPO's have folks receiving six figure incomes, no. Seems that NPO's should serve many, be able to pay reasonable costs of operation and provide modest salaries. Isn't that the real purpose?

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wwhickok

Mar-27-13 8:29 AM

I would disagree with my comment on this artcile too....

I posted it on the WRONG article..my bad.

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enoughalready

Mar-27-13 8:54 AM

I agree rick424-- the tax bill I pay on my property is all the proof I need.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-27-13 8:59 AM

If you were mayor and a non-profit wanted to locate in your city, bringing 100 jobs, would you accept them or tell them to go elsewhere?

If a business wanted to renovate an abandoned plant, bringing 150 jobs, would you give them a property tax break or tell them to go elsewhere?

If the local non-profit wanted to expand, creating 50 new jobs, but eliminating 4 homes that pay property tax, would you allow their expansion or tell them you do not want those jobs?

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MrWizard

Mar-27-13 10:25 AM

KOZ's are backwards. They should charge taxes for maybe 5-7 years, and THEN reduce them. Too many come in and then when the tax breaks end, are gone.

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spike2

Mar-27-13 1:51 PM

erik - yes, need more info and depends on the property location and their tax value

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gavinf56

Mar-27-13 6:28 PM

So would the non-profits Sojourners, Salvation Army, and the American Rescue Workers be among those "pesky" non profits not paying there fair share?

Sojourners is a religion based organization, so does that mean it is their time to "ante-UP"?

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gavinf56

Mar-27-13 6:37 PM

Do you not expect the 2 colleges to significantly raise their tuition to cover the "taxes"?

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MimLogue

Mar-29-13 7:59 AM

eric your comment makes my best case, If we eliminated the way taxes are collected and went to a more fair consumption tax all that would not matter How many jobs you create we would all be on a level playing field, also last time I looked homeowners got a reduced property tax rate. They are not chipping in a nickel, maybe 3 cents.

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MimLogue

Mar-29-13 8:24 AM

So, Year after year I pay my 50k and the non profits bank their share, So now they have accumulated all this money year after year now own 450 milllion in non taxable property and should be contributing 3 million, instead they are buying more taxable real estate. We have created a monster I feel like Im in a bad foriegn Sci fi flick.

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MimLogue

Mar-29-13 8:32 AM

Sung in the key of G I"m a non profit guess who I am I"LL take your houses and your dollars and you wont understand I buy Gucci shoes, 10,000 dollar suits tax payer money for my personal use , I"m a non profit guess who I am??

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andy33

Mar-29-13 9:39 AM

Mim......your 'key of G' is so true and anyone with a brain knows 'what' it is!...they only have to show no profit at the end of the fiscal year....so WHERE'S the MONEY....everywhere..new unnecessary construction....art work...on and on...This should be ILLEGAL....

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