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Unread 12-18-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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Default town w/lowest taxes in CT

The answer is: Windsor Locks.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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Shelton, CT definitely has lower taxes, because of all the businesses in the town.Taxes have not gone up for the past 10 years of living here. HIgh school is not the best if you have kids.
Shelton is a great location, 1 hr 15 minute commute by train to NYC, 45 minutes to Hartford, 3 hrs to Boston by car.
close to Merrit parkway, I 95, I 84, I 91 , Rt 34 to danbury all within reach
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Unread 02-26-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Greenwich has the lowest mill rate, but the highest prices as sosmeone mentioned, so you pay either way.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 05:21 AM
 
Location: W Simsbury
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I was under the impression that Somers had lower taxes due to hosting the state prison. A quick check on zillow.com (which lists the tax history for many houses) seems to confirm that. Example: A newer 3000 sq ft (4000 including finished basement) $500K home with taxes of $6600. I also see an older (historic) 3000 sq ft $500K home with $3700 in taxes.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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Maybe you should look at Shelton/Huntington. I know my uncle complains enough about a neighboring house that's similar to his home in Trumbull. He pays $9400/yr. in Trumbull, the similar house half a block away pays $6200 in Shelton.
We lived in Shelton and the mill rate was extremely low.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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I have no definite answer, but I would probably guess it would be a cluster of towns along the I-395 corridoor in Windham County. They are more affordable in general, but less desirable to live in.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: NE CT
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There is a comprehensive list of all 169 towns and their mill rates available from the State. Lyme along the seacoast is one of the lowest as is Lisbon because of the Transh to Energy Plant located there. Land in Lisbon is about 65% as expensive as it would be in Lyme just because Lyme is on the coast. It is the other taxes where they really get you. Cars, motorcycles, motorhomes, and other property taxes , are paid annually to the town at the local mill rate. Gas tax is almost highest in the nation. There is a 6% sales tax slated to go up to 6.5%. This state is now run by a mjority of Democrats in all three branches of government.

The new governor plans now to tax boats under property taxes, and to tax sales of everything on the retail price, even if you pay a sale price. So if you buy a suit on sale for $200 but the retail price is $400 you pay the tax on $400, not $200. There is a wholesale tax you never see on home heating oil and all gasoline because the retail seller pays it and then charges it in his price. That was a former Jodi Rell trick to tax and hide as a tax hike. You will now pay taxes on all clothes whereas it used to be anything over $50...

I am wondering when they are going to tax yard sales and I still can't get an answer if you have to pay the sales tax on a new car's MSRP or the price you actually pay since if you don't pay MSRP, then you have bought that car on sale!

I am getting out as soon as I find the right buyer for my home. Off to NH and the Free State Project.

CT.gov: Towns and Cities

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Unread 03-02-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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There is a comprehensive list of all 169 towns and their mill rates available from the State. Lyme along the seacoast is one of the lowest as is Lisbon because of the Transh to Energy Plant located there. Land in Lisbon is about 65% as expensive as it would be in Lyme just because Lyme is on the coast. It is the other taxes where they really get you. Cars, motorcycles, motorhomes, and other property taxes , are paid annually to the town at the local mill rate. Gas tax is almost highest in the nation. There is a 6% sales tax slated to go up to 6.5%. This state is now run by a mjority of Democrats in all three branches of government.

The new governor plans now to tax boats under property taxes, and to tax sales of everything on the retail price, even if you pay a sale price. So if you buy a suit on sale for $200 but the retail price is $400 you pay the tax on $400, not $200. There is a wholesale tax you never see on home heating oil and all gasoline because the retail seller pays it and then charges it in his price. That was a former Jodi Rell trick to tax and hide as a tax hike. You will now pay taxes on all clothes whereas it used to be anything over $50...

I am wondering when they are going to tax yard sales and I still can't get an answer if you have to pay the sales tax on a new car's MSRP or the price you actually pay since if you don't pay MSRP, then you have bought that car on sale!

I am getting out as soon as I find the right buyer for my home. Off to NH and the Free State Project.

CT.gov: Towns and Cities
Lyme is not a coastal town, although it is close.

That is crazy about the paying sales tax on clothing that's on sale, at full MSRP. Can't believe our governor wants that.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: NE CT
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Lyme is not a coastal town, although it is close.

That is crazy about the paying sales tax on clothing that's on sale, at full MSRP. Can't believe our governor wants that.
I was actually thinking about OLd Lyme as Old Lyme Shores is part of Old Lyme and is on the coast.

The new tax structure is absolutely crazy. There is a lot of fat to cut here in CT but no political will to do it. However, I have noticed that the people who voted the new gov in and getting pissed off now that they see what his plans are, more taxes and some consolidation of government instead of elimination of stupid positions like the five higher education Directors, Chancellors, etc @ a salary of about one half million per year. We could reduce this to one and save 2 million right there.

We could make CT more business friendly by elimination the so called "paper clip tax" on every business inventory. Attract more business to the state and we could generate more taxes but I am "whistling past the graveyard" since the people of CT don't care that they pay some of the highest taxes in the nation.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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I care and we are looking to move to DE if I can find a buyer for my home, an a job in DE.

This governor is going to squeeze the middle class till there's dust the last time he squeezes. We'll take our tax dollars with us where we go to, geeze paying tax on the full price of an item even if it's on sale...what the heck...is that even legal???

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