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Old 06-07-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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They need to institute a state tax. There is no other solution.
Wrong! Legalize MJ.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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If people move to an area before it is popular and before values increase people there have been in already paying taxes.

When you purchased you had a very good idea what your taxes would run and are just complaining now because someone is paying less.

You think taxes should be adjusted so that people that are just moving in should be equal to the people who have supported the community for years.

Just sounds like sour grapes to me.
I was paying taxes where I lived before I moved here. It's not like I've had a free ride. And for the record, the tax rates jumped quite a bit from the time I purchased my land until 18 months later when the home was finished, so my taxes are considerably higher than what I was originally told to believe.

Why should newcomers be penalized? I think that everyone should pay based on the current value of their property. Period.

BTW--People who moved in two years before I did are paying significantly lower taxes on a home worth more. They should be getting a $4K break for living there two years before I did? That's crazy!
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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I closed on my house in 2004. I pay over $9K a year in taxes. I have neighbors whose home is worth more than mine by at least $100K who closed in 2001 who are paying $3500 in taxes. And that is equitable how??
You also have folks like my parents who build a modest home in 1974 on land that is part of a family farm going back to the 1940's. Without save-our-homes, Seminole county would demand $12,000 a year in property taxes. If that ever happens, you will see that land go up for sale, endangered eagles and gopher turtles be darned. SOH helps a lot of folks hold on to land that they purchased a long time ago when common, working class people could actually afford an acre or two. (my parent's friend was a railroad engineer and also owns 5 acres). Without SOH, you would see those tracts of land sold off and parceled out into zero long line sprawl neighborhoods.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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You also have folks like my parents who build a modest home in 1974 on land that is part of a family farm going back to the 1940's. Without save-our-homes, Seminole county would demand $12,000 a year in property taxes. If that ever happens, you will see that land go up for sale, endangered eagles and gopher turtles be darned. SOH helps a lot of folks hold on to land that they purchased a long time ago when common, working class people could actually afford an acre or two. (my parent's friend was a railroad engineer and also owns 5 acres). Without SOH, you would see those tracts of land sold off and parceled out into zero long line sprawl neighborhoods.
If it's a farm or undeveloped land, the taxes on that property wouldn't be that high.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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I'm more annoyed about corporate welfare than welfare queens.

Amen!
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: America
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Florida stands to lose $1 billion because of Lehman Brothers' collapse - St. Petersburg Times

the state is a fiscal nightmare. As the actual accounting is done on the economic collapse more realities will be discovered. Services are starting to disappear overnight. The state better start raising massive revenues or the next decade could be a nightmare.
Oh they will, don't you worry. It will come in the form of higher taxes and higher fees for things like drivers licenses and other things to nickel and dime the citizens to death. People just don't get how bad things are, but they will soon.
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