For those of us who own homes in NH, December can be a time for festivities, decorations and cozy slippers by the fireplace. It’s a time spent with friends and family and for giving and receiving. However there is one holiday package that most of us do not look forward to receiving: the December property tax bill. I won’t bore you with my thoughts on this tax. Instead, for those who deal with this demand from the local authorities, what can be done about it?Read more »
North Dakota voters resoundingly defeated an attempt to abolish the state’s property taxes Tuesday and were set to allow the University of North Dakota to rename its controversial mascot, which critics say denigrates Native Americans. More than 70% of voters rejected a grass-roots effort to eliminate state property taxes, according to unofficial returns, even though North Dakota has a budget surplus that exceeds $1 billion, in part due to an oil boom. More than 27,000 residents had signed a petition to get the measure on Tuesday’s ballot.Read more »
“I would like to be able to know that my home, no matter what happens to my income or my life, is not going to be taken away from me because I can’t pay a tax,” said Susan Beehler, one in a group of North Dakotans who have pressed for an amendment to the state’s Constitution to end the property tax. They argue that the tax is unpredictable, inconsistent, counter to the concept of property ownership and needless in a state that, thanks in part to wildly successful oil drilling, finds itself in the rare circumstance of carrying budget reserves.Read more »
It's legal. But that doesn't mean it's fair, said homeowner Marilynn Alexander, who lives on Fairmount next door to one of Cusimano's rentals. The landlord owed $26,200 in taxes and other fees on the bungalow, but bought it back in October for $1,051. "He shouldn't be able to get away with that," said Alexander, a 57-year-old laundry worker who said she scrapes together every year her $1,500 in property taxes at the house where she's lived for 20 years. "That's not a fair break to anybody else out here."Read more »
Fort Worth Texans say no to tax hike. Nice work. http://www.facebook.com/pages/KISD-Families-for-Fiscal-Responsibility/20... This is a good thing..Read more »
Home ownership in America is an illusion. If you don't pay your property tax, the government will seize your house.Read more »
Ray McBerry running for Georgia Governor as a states rights candidate on the Republican ticket. Not that he is a true republican, but that it is the only way he will get elected. Website has details on campaign.Read more »
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