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Another view of local taxes

October 14, 2013

I have come to the realization about local taxes. I have added up my city taxes, county taxes, and local school taxes (Williamsport Area School District)....

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Lindenbum

Nov-17-13 8:09 PM

If you don't like paying property taxes don't buy a home, rent. -Reeder

You are are nuts, or just plain stupid.. Renting a home, you pay the taxes, the landlord passes on his expense's to the tenant, along withe the mortgage, upkeep and profits. Mr. Reeder shouldn't have quit school in sixth grade so he could have learned economics. My taxes since I purchased my home in 2000 went from 6 $625.00 to $2300.00 a year.

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Shulski

Oct-15-13 8:51 PM

My landlords are hard working people who pay property taxes out of my rent. I live on Vallamont with affluent, educated people like myself. It's gorgeous and we don't even have to lock our doors at night. My landlords wouldn't put up with heron for a second

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fromtheport

Oct-15-13 12:42 PM

CmReeder you idiot. If they rent then we will have landlords, if we have landlords then we have h e r o i n. Stop drugs get rid of landlords

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cheyenne

Oct-14-13 10:58 PM

House Bill 76 is a property tax elimination plan whose supporters are currently attempting to gain the necessary votes to pass. It calls for an increase in the state income tax to 4.34%, and sales tax to 7%. Also broadens the sales tax to include some items that are currently exempt.

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USABorn

Oct-14-13 9:50 PM

CMReeder - 1:27 PM

"If you don't like paying property taxes don't buy a home, rent."

Another idiot that claims renters don't pay property taxes! BWAHAHAHAHAHA.......or is he just stirring the pot?

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Shulski

Oct-14-13 4:42 PM

Candy bar cost a nickel. Want to lower taxes? Stop locking people up dumbies. That's where all your taxes go. Then you're hysterical over crime when it's not even that bad. Politicians just lie and say it is. This world and people have always been violent and chaotic. Read the big book of violence called the christian bible.

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Shulski

Oct-14-13 4:37 PM

Kovich probably bought his house back when a candy bar coated a nickel.

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mikekerstetter

Oct-14-13 4:29 PM

CMReeder-"If you don't like paying property taxes don't buy a home, rent."

That's the liberal philosophy at work. If you own property you must be rich, and the rich must be punished with taxes.

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Capricorn1

Oct-14-13 4:02 PM

If you don't like paying property taxes don't buy a home, rent. -Reeder

Are you serious? Whatever happened to the American dream? I just got done selling a house for my brother and several young couples who could have afforded the home and fell in love with it, called me back disappointed because the added cost of taxes on their mortgage was more than they could afford. Your statement goes against everything America used to stand for; work hard and being able to afford a home of your own. It's sad that government stands in the way of making that a reality for so many.

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-14-13 1:52 PM

Cave, EVERYTHING has gone up.From utilities to groceries and everything in- between, it's all gone up.Everything except wages.

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-14-13 1:48 PM

If you don't like paying property taxes don't buy a home, rent.- Mr. Reeder

Then you are paying the landlord's mortgage, taxes and Ins. + without the deduction. With the price of rents around here now you can buy cheaper if you look around.

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CMReeder

Oct-14-13 1:27 PM

If you don't like paying property taxes don't buy a home, rent.

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CaveFelem

Oct-14-13 12:20 PM

It's not just property taxes. My parent's Verizon bill went up. I took a look at it, convinced it had to include some bogus charge (cramming). Nope. Of the total bill, 25% is now taxes and fees, all for a landline phone and internet service.

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underwood

Oct-14-13 10:36 AM

A tax on any kind of property ought to be levied at time of purchase to cover the cost of government providing the necessary legal system that protects our right to that property. That should be the end of government’s ability to levy taxes on what we own.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-14-13 10:13 AM

Tax rates should never rise.

As population grows, so does revenue.

The problem is that spending rises faster than revenue.

This can be applied to fuel taxes for roads as well. The number of gallons consumed rises faster than the miles of roads available, but they never have enough money to fix those roads.

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-14-13 9:06 AM

Whatever happened to the casinos reducing property taxes? Wasn't that the plan? We did the homestead thing. It dropped a couple hundred for a couple of years but then went back up and over what we were paying before.Our prop. & school taxes are now double what our mortgage was 20 yrs. ago when we bought our house.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-14-13 8:03 AM

Yesterday, in the thread about the gov't shutdown, we discussed how income taxes do very little to the wealthy, but impact those with a larger income (those more likely to invest).

Some liberals thought going after wealth was a good idea.

Property taxes are an attack on wealth for the poor and middle class and another example of how liberals are doing the bidding of the ultra-wealthy by restraining lower incomes from ever creating their own wealth.

Just imagine if you house was paid off and you had all that equity to invest into something else, the multiplier effect you could have on the accumulation of additional wealth.

Instead, the liberal system punishes the accumulation of modest wealth by lower and middle class earners.

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hopeforfuture

Oct-14-13 7:44 AM

Paying taxes on a property should be illegal. Any other purchase I make I pay the tax one time not every year based on what some city or county official says the house is worth.

We need a different tax system to pay for the schools and other services that the home owners pay. Older people on fixed income with no children have to pay taxes for all the people who have children in schools and do not own homes.

Again the home owners foot the bill.

How about a home bought in the late 60's for 6,500.00 and being taxed at 84,000.00 per year? If I were to sell this house could I get 84,000.00? I do not think so.

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Don521

Oct-14-13 7:41 AM

People complain about the PP and L bill. Well, my local taxes are four times as high as my PP and L bill. It is time for this state to propose and pass alternate funding of schools.

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mikekerstetter

Oct-14-13 6:52 AM

John's claim may be a bit misleading. If he bought his home in the 60's or 70's his mortgage probably was less than $150/month, I know my parents was. $150/month x 12 = $1800. It also doesn't say if he's including any school, municipal or county income taxes in his figures.

I do agree with the premise that real estate taxes are an unfair levy and burdensome to our seniors and poorer homeowners.

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Capricorn1

Oct-14-13 5:37 AM

John, I agree and the added cost of taxes on the end of a mortgage restricts many first time home buyers from being able to purchase a home.

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fromtheport

Oct-14-13 3:56 AM

Yup, it is sad when you work so hard in life to buy your house, payoff the mortgage and then you still pay $400/month in rent in the form of taxes.

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