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Old 07-24-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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Indeed, the IRS knows, and so do the states. At the company I work at, we have people who live here in Houston, however, they support work in Hobbs, NM. The state of NM tried to come after our company to pay the taxes, we had to go through hoops to determine the percentage of time spent in NM, or how much work was relate to NM.

In the end, some had no choice as they would commute to Hobbs every week, and some that supported only NM business units live here and never step foot in NM, but are taxed in NM. But, the majority were relieved of that mess. NM just saw $$$ and went after it, 'got some, but not what they claimed initially.

BTW, did you also know that as long as you are a US citizen, even if you don't live in the US anymore, you must pay taxes to the US?! We're the only country who punishes their citizens like that. Well, actually other countries have treaties too, but not like the US. Other countries have rules, and limits. Not the US. I know this because of the expatriate life in the Middle East. The Emirates, and Oman have ZERO taxes, no income tax, federal tax, sales tax, school tax, water tax, nothing, no taxes. However, they have a treaty with the US, and if you are on their payrolls, guess what? They report it to the US and so as a US citizen abroad, you must file a W2, even if you don't work!

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Old 07-24-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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May I ask out of all those taxs how much goes to the schools in the area? I do not understand if taxs are so high why not have better schools than.
When we where in MS. this is how it work:
tag:$575 a year! for my trk. breaks drown to $80 going to roads(our roads suck)$100 going to the county for water,ditchs and other things.$40 is the charge for getting tax!(bull)$8 for state tax and like a $27 tax on what they call your fee to file for a tag every year the rest goes to schools in the area almost $300
ok that is for a tag every year so we had to do this 2times a year my husbands trk tag was like$490 a year so we spent like $1,000 every year for tags! with most of it going to the schools.
now land tax our house in land tax is $2,700 a year breaks down to $400 going to roads(again our roads suck!) $250 going to water,ditchs and other things.$87 for the fun of it.$12 for a filling fee and the rest goes to the schools! we also had a 7% sales tax and yes some of it goes to the schools!
We did not like our taxes but we know where it was going in most of it went back into the schools so people are ok with it, but here some of the schools are so bad and taxes are high so where is the money going? and why is there schools like austin that the state is talking about shuting down still open? why are the taxes being spent some where beside the schools that need the money? I guess I just do not understand what el paso is doing with all of that money!! and still have bad schools.
My friend has a home in the N.E. and there taxs are $4,000 a year where does it go?
I do not pay taxes in el paso but if I did I think I would vote very wisely!!!
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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our bill said that $4000 of our taxes went to the schools.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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SouthernBliss, didn't the casinos kick in major funding for the schools as well? IF so El Paso needs to open Casinos.. =)
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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Posted Muhnay,SouthernBliss, didn't the casinos kick in major funding for the schools as well? IF so El Paso needs to open Casinos..



Yes millions, they had to pay school taxs also plus they give the local schools millions each year I am sure they write it off but the do the right thing with it so we do not care and after the storm they rebuilt some schools with there money!!! they take care of the schools.

I just do not understand the taxes in el paso like in MS. there a lots of schools that are very lacking to say the least!!! but there are low taxes in those areas ok go up north ms. and the schools are bad but you only pay like $500 a year in land taxes and a tag runs maybe $300 a year so there is no money going to the schools, what I am saying is there are bad schools but that is the poor area in the state in taxes are very low! but here the taxes are high and they are still bad schools!!! so why is the money not spent on schools like austin and other low ranknig schools in the area to bring them up? and why not open a casino in el paso? and why are not the people of el paso pissed off? that they do not have a say in where their tax money goes!!!
My husband in from north WI and they have very high taxes but there schools are out standing that is where we want to go because of the schools are so good.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Posted Muhnay,SouthernBliss, didn't the casinos kick in major funding for the schools as well? IF so El Paso needs to open Casinos..



Yes millions, they had to pay school taxs also plus they give the local schools millions each year I am sure they write it off but the do the right thing with it so we do not care and after the storm they rebuilt some schools with there money!!! they take care of the schools.

I just do not understand the taxes in el paso like in MS. there a lots of schools that are very lacking to say the least!!! but there are low taxes in those areas ok go up north ms. and the schools are bad but you only pay like $500 a year in land taxes and a tag runs maybe $300 a year so there is no money going to the schools, what I am saying is there are bad schools but that is the poor area in the state in taxes are very low! but here the taxes are high and they are still bad schools!!! so why is the money not spent on schools like austin and other low ranknig schools in the area to bring them up? and why not open a casino in el paso? and why are not the people of el paso pissed off? that they do not have a say in where their tax money goes!!!
My husband in from north WI and they have very high taxes but there schools are out standing that is where we want to go because of the schools are so good.
Yeah I am still looking to move again.. some place with good schools and an ocean view.. or a large lake. I moved back here to help my Uncle who had a heart attack due to bad oxygen mixture.. but he is fine now and does not need us any more.. my mother and aunt don't want us to move away, but there are no opportunities here, and the schools are lacking. I miss Mississippi SouthernBliss.. I never knew I would feel this way about it. Yeah the summers were brutal.. but it became home real quick for me.

I hope I can find that again.. because its just not here for me.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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Like I said the roads suck in the south!!!! it is all about the schools.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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Here in New Mexico a good portion of our school monies is from oil and gas and we are flushed in cash do to the high prices. The gov reciently forked out 400 million from oil money to build 4 brand new 100 million dollar high schools in the state (3 ABQ Metro and 1 Las Cruces) and oil also completely paid for the new high school reciemtly completed out in Chaparral. The Casinos pay a portion of their earnings as a tax that goes into the general budget go into for New Mexico.

What about the 10 billion dollar surplus that Texas has ?? What are they using it for??
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I'm surprised that license plates cost so much in Mississippi. How does that compare to Texas?
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'm surprised that license plates cost so much in Mississippi. How does that compare to Texas?
I lived in Gulfport, I got my plates and title changed over from TX to Mississippi, and my plates are Vanity plates that read, MUHNAY on them.. and it only cost me 35 bucks.. so I don't know what SouthernBliss is talking about. Maybe I missed something.
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