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Old 06-23-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Default Local Income Taxes?

Are there any local income taxes in Sugarland or Katy? I know there is no state income tax in Texas, but here in Pennsylvania we also pay 1% income tax to the town we live in.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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No.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:31 AM
 
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Cheers! no state or local income taxes here.
Welcome to a THE red state
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Cheers! no state or local income taxes here.
Welcome to a THE red state

Cheers to some of the highest property & sales tax rates in the country!!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Cheers to some of the highest property & sales tax rates in the country!!!
The government is going to get you one way or the other. Personally I prefer property taxes over income tax because you can always live in a cheaper house to lower your property taxes if they are an issue but with income tax your stuck paying what your paying.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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The government is going to get you one way or the other. Personally I prefer property taxes over income tax because you can always live in a cheaper house to lower your property taxes if they are an issue but with income tax your stuck paying what your paying.
Excellent point. If you want to show off, you have to pay. If you would rather have money than a giant house, you can do that too. If you want to stop paying property tax as an empty nester, that's covered as well.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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Cheers to some of the highest property & sales tax rates in the country!!!
Yea...
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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Cheers to some of the highest property & sales tax rates in the country!!!
It all evens out in the end, but I think it's better our way than some others.

Imagine if you had >8% lopped off your gross income right off the top, still had to pay a comparable sales tax in Texas (including a 2% sales tax on basic staples like milk and bread) and paid maybe half the usual Houston-area rate on your property taxes (but you had to pay them on your vehicles, trailers, etc. too). By the way, you have to fill out a state income tax return on top of your IRS one. Now stop imagining. This place really exists. It's called North Carolina, and it's another so-called "Red" state. And they have trailer parks masquerading as schools.

Taxes are everywhere. Deal with it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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same deal in missouri......
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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sales and property tax is closer to a consumption, fair tax....
if you spend more you pay more...
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