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Old 10-11-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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Why does the north fork seem to pay more taxes for a house of comparable home and lot size versus the south fork. Actually, it appears to me that the discrepancy is quite large between similar homes. Thank you for your input.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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"Taxes are for the little people"

Youre not that stupid are you?
; )

Welcome to the Hamptons.

Crooks
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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lol, but really aside from that, is there truly a reason why Crooks? I hate to believe that it is all politics, which may very well be the case
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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lol, but really aside from that, is there truly a reason why Crooks? I hate to believe that it is all politics, which may very well be the case

Im just messing with you.

Its because Multi Millionaires dont send their kids to public schools.

Peace,

Crooks
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Partly, but more than that, the South Fork has more summer homes--all those people pay taxes but don't have kids in school there or place any demands on the district (textbooks, buses, etc). The multimillion dollar estates are icing on the cake (even the smaller houses still have money to contribute without adding kids). You need X million dollars for Y kids, regardless of the tax base--so if Y is small, X will be too and each household will pay less.

In South Fork districts without rich summer people (Springs is a well known example) taxes are high.

Just being a multimillionaire (so each house generates more revenue) isn't enough--taxes in Nassau will show that. Millionaires are happy to lean on the district when their special needs kid needs to go to a private school for $50K a year, or for other support services. Summer people don't do any of that.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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AlexisT has it right. You can see the difference as well by comparing property taxes in Hampton Bays, a town with a comparatively high concentration of locals, with much more expensive properties next door in Shinnecock/Southampton or Quogue. I bet the folks on Shelter Island wish they were part of east hampton rather than southold.

This in itself reflects the stupidity of so may towns and school districts on Long Island, even in the sparsely populated east end. There are probably less than 10,000 high school students on both forks, spread out in probably 10 school districts.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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AlexisT has it right. You can see the difference as well by comparing property taxes in Hampton Bays, a town with a comparatively high concentration of locals, with much more expensive properties next door in Shinnecock/Southampton or Quogue. I bet the folks on Shelter Island wish they were part of east hampton rather than southold.

This in itself reflects the stupidity of so may towns and school districts on Long Island, even in the sparsely populated east end. There are probably less than 10,000 high school students on both forks, spread out in probably 10 school districts.

That was my point, and to take it a step further, those 10000 stdents are frequently the children of the Day Laborers.

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