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New York Manís Home Seized After He Comes Up $936 Short on $10,813 Tax Tab
Fox News ^ | February 05, 2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 02/06/2014 7:26:17 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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New York man’s home seized after he comes up $936 short on $10,813 tax tab

A Syracuse man had his home seized after he paid back $9,877 in city taxes over a six-month period -- but came up $936 short.

"I tried so hard. I tried so hard to make these payments," Calvin James, who found out he lost the home when he walked into City Hall on Dec. 6 with a $1,500 check, told The Syracuse Post-Standard. The property had been seized Dec. 4.

The paper reported that the city launched an aggressive foreclosure campaign in 2012. The program puts the troubled properties into the Syracuse-area land bank, which either sells or demolishes them. James, who paid $8,500 in 2009 for the property, is currently renting his old home for $500 a month, the report said.

The city told the paper it's sorry the way James' story worked out.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: homeless; homeseizure; liberals; propertytaxes; syracuse; taxes; taxman
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The city would have seized his home even if he came up $1.98 short ...
1 posted on 02/06/2014 7:26:17 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Utterly soulless.

The undead.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 7:28:57 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: DogByte6RER
What the whole purpose of Obamacommiecare is - They raise the rates into the stratosphere where nobody can afford it, then come the fines which no doubt they will raise into the stratosphere as well, and then comes seizure and redistribution: Communism 101.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 7:30:26 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Talisker

You will never find a person that is more greedy than the government.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 7:32:15 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Thats the way these citys and town will continue their out of control spending.They will just increase your property taxes on your home until they outpace your capability to pay them off.

Then they’ll sieze your home and sell it to someone else and just continue the theft.

In America your home is not yours even when its mortgage free.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 7:37:52 PM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"You will never find a person that is more greedy than the government."

Or corrupt. Or lazy.

6 posted on 02/06/2014 7:39:00 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Government taxes your property, your purchases, your income, your utility bills, gasoline, capital gains, your estate. It taxes luxury items, alcohol and tobacco. It makes you pay tolls, fines, licenses, registrations....and it is never enough. Government STILL runs deficits after fleecing you dry. And if you don’t pay up, they take your property or put you in jail. And if you point all this out, you are called a terrorist.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 7:41:38 PM PST by fhayek
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To: DogByte6RER

Why would NY care about the little guy?


8 posted on 02/06/2014 7:44:25 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: DogByte6RER
he paid $8900 for the house and four years later the tax debit is more than he paid for the house??? NY taxes are insane...
9 posted on 02/06/2014 7:48:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: DogByte6RER

Only fools believe they can still “own” property in the United States.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 7:52:42 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Chode

Ouch...that’s a lot of taxes for one house, I may never complain again.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 7:57:04 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: DogByte6RER

Its probably a small house and almost $10/k in Syracuse, NY.
Despicable what the government does-— Now if the Rev’s Al and Jesse want to get in on the act for a brotha well this would be it.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 7:59:23 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: DogByte6RER

If the city is so sorry, then sell him back his house for the the remaining taxes and reasonable fees.

Crapheads. It’s not like they can’t, they just won’t.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 8:04:06 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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The city told the paper it's sorry the way James' story worked out.

It was actually, "Sorry, but... "

14 posted on 02/06/2014 8:08:42 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: uncommonsense

everybody talks on and on about it but are the ole white males willing to do anything about it in mass...NO!!!!


15 posted on 02/06/2014 8:10:29 PM PST by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: Chode

You can bet that it is assessed for 60 thousand or more. The assessors are hired crooks who are told to assess the house for much more than it is worth. The reason why most of these houses are worth so little is because they are in very high crime neighborhoods overrun by a certain culture. It is not safe to walk down the streets in these neighborhoods. People are mugged, shot, and you name it on a continual basis. The governments choose to pretend the houses are worth as much as they were back in the days when leave it to beaver was a reality. No one will pay more than 10,000 for these houses even it they are Victorian 3 story houses in good shape. If you live there then you are a target each and every day.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 8:13:52 PM PST by Revel
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To: DogByte6RER; Morgana; All

Documentation File to Abolish the IRS.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 8:18:10 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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The city would have seized his home even if he came up $1.98 short ...

Yes, they would. I just wish some one would say, you want my house? Come get it.

18 posted on 02/06/2014 8:23:22 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: DogByte6RER

People in Syracuse have voted for this type of oppressive government and will continue to do so.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 8:23:45 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: uncommonsense

everybody talks on and on about it but are the ole white males willing to do anything about it in mass...NO!!!!


20 posted on 02/06/2014 8:24:34 PM PST by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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