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To: cynicom
They are trying to shift the real estate tax to income tax. Property owners are sagging under the huge tax for schools. It is my understanding they will catch more people with the income tax ( apartment dwellers with kids in school) and others. We are seeing school taxes on homes
move to %5000 + a year for school taxes alone. The elderly cannot keep up with the property taxes on a fixed income.
Selling a home and moving away should not have to be a requirement of retiring in this county.
14 posted on 12/20/2003 4:30:17 PM PST by oldironsides
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To: oldironsides
They are trying to shift the real estate tax to income tax.

Right. The townships aren't giving up a dime of their tax income.

15 posted on 12/20/2003 4:31:59 PM PST by Glenn (What were you thinking, Al?)
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To: oldironsides
It is just plain robbery to be taxed every year on our homes. Sometimes the elderly can better afford to pay taxes than the young. Either way people are not free if they cannot own their house when they get it paid for. In reality we just lease it from our government and our government can assess whatever tax they want on it. If we have plenty of money we can buy plenty of freedom.

17 posted on 12/20/2003 4:36:55 PM PST by HoundsTooth_BP
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To: oldironsides
Already moved away. Putting home up for sale. Income tax increase will not replace the flat school tax on property. Plus schools get an income tax to boot. Schools in PA are killing the economy.
19 posted on 12/20/2003 7:10:31 PM PST by cynicom
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