Taxes

lilyny621May 22, 2006

We just got assessed and are contemplating selling our home simply because of the taxes. DH and I are devestated. How are people dealing with this? We have a rural lot and deal with our own water, septic, and trash removal. What is this economy coming to? Another problem is that if we sell we don't even know where we can go to escape the rising taxes.

Sorry I just had to vent.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

Lily,

I have recently been helping a friend look for a place. He may be having to sell because of he and his neighbors signing options to sell to HONDA who is looking to build a new plant. He is looking for something in the rural, and we found if the property is our of the district of the brand new consolidated school, that taxes are quite reasonable. Taxes may play a part in where he decides to live, along with a lot of other things.

Might you ask the Treasurer's office if there are areas in the county that have lower taxes? Is the country an option?
The treasurer does work for us you know...us paying their wages and all.

I hope you find something good within reason.

Sue

    Bookmark   May 22, 2006 at 11:43AM
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steve_o

If your taxes have risen high over just the last year or two, there may be a provision in your area to appeal the assessment. That is, if, indeed, an increased assessment is what's causing the tax increase. Call the office that sends out the property-tax bill.

If it's that the tax rate is too high, then your only alternatives are to vote with your feet -- move someplace cheaper or, come Election Day, vote out the folks who made that tax rate necessary.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 11:24AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

They found an error in mine after the reassessment. It made a difference of about $600 on the year.

They had taxed some of the woods as if it was a lot, instead of woods....Big difference in the value.

Sue

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 8:28PM
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davidandkasie

you could move to another area of the country. My total taxes on a 2400 sq ft house on 4 acres is less than 900.00 per year.

other than that, appeal the increase and see where it gets you.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2006 at 9:21AM
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