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Old 02-20-2007, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Central PA
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What does sellling drugs have to do with Real Estate tax?

If thats how things work in LI- the folks in LI need to stay there- dont bother moving to Pennsylvania, and ruining our wonderful state.

The Poconos endured a growing strain. Well Snyder County area has a 20 year plan.

A word of advice. NEVER underestimate a redneck!

I grew up in Chicago- the South Side to be specific. City slickers have no choice but to adjust to local ways. I ran into friction myself- when I came in 88. But I see how the area operates.

Since the 1700s the Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour counties have CHOSEN to remain rural. Harrisburg has grown every direction but north. Guess why? Cause- the SUN are insists on remaining rural.

Of course- I am some nut on the Internet- nothing I can post will enlighten you.

Anyhow- best of luck to you...
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Central PA
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Default coffee

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As you can see, there are two types of school taxes. One is based on the value of your property and the other is based on your employment. However, it seems to me that the employment one has been virtually eliminated and we now just pay $10 per person when we get our property school tax bill. So maybe renters don't pay this one at all.

There is a 1% tax deducted from your paycheck in PA that eventually makes its way to your school district.

There is also an "occupational privilege" tax deducted from your paycheck once a year that I believe gets split between the school district, county and municipality where you work. That can be from $10 to $52, depending on what the municipality has decided to collect.
Hey Dawn, may I treat you to coffee? Ill email u my number.
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:43 AM
 
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There are two types of real estate taxes in PA. The fall tax bill is labeled "School Real Estate Tax". The spring tax bill is just labeled "Real Estate Tax" and in our case, is about a third of the school tax. Property owners are the only ones who pay these taxes, hence the name "Real Estate Tax." The landlord most likely puts a portion of the monthly rent away to help pay the tax bill or he may have other funds that he uses to pay his taxes, but how how he pays it and where he gets the money to pay it does not matter. Renters do not own the property and do not pay school taxes.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Ok, I'm trying to make the point that rent is RENT. It is not paying taxes. If I owned a huge house on L.I. and the only way I could afford to pay my taxes was to sell drugs, does that mean the people who buy the drugs I'm selling pay property tax???
Not to belabor the point, but I think what I LOVE PA! is saying here is that renters do not get a separate property tax bill from the state or school or anyone else because they don't own the property. But of course the property owner is not going to take a loss and will figure all his/her expenses into the rental charge.

Turboredcart, I just now caught up with this thread. Thanks for your PM. I'm not a coffee drinker, but maybe a soda?
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Central PA
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Ouch- looking over my post- I was abit bold/rude. sorry. anyhow- they now are runnning background checks on new homebuyers in NE PA. As many have come for the purpose of drug activity.

PA tax- goes back to German influence-sorta 1600s sort of way. There are foot stomp- hell no taxes here- but dont be fooled- it may seem lesser in another state- but a rose/thorn by any other name is still such.

I have one hell of an argument in the 80s. I earned somewhere around $800 for the year. I had just come home- was on welfare. Anyhow- I gets this $240.00 occupational tax!!! I argued with the lady- in the end I wrote my senator and it got sorted out. I was a cashier- thus a white collar job. Not a farm hand. Therefore my rate was higher. I was very upset. [williamport doesnt count the 1st 10k of income, but Selinsgrove did] In theory- it could cost to work. argh.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:02 PM
 
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I have my house for sale and in my sale contract with my realtor is $50. that will go towards the 'Patriot Act' search, taken right from my proceeds, to see if we are terrorists! It's the law.
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania and Florida
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Turbor, it's like talking to the wall..
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:45 PM
 
Location: South-Central Penna. (Harrisburg)
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In dauphin county, pa they charge school taxes if you own property, currently about 850 on a 100K house. Also for Central Dauphin School District veryone used to pay a 250 dollar tax if you were over the ages of 18, however you could eliminate it if you could prove you made less that 2 thousand I believe, when I was 18 and going to college I had to pay it, it is funny. (250 tax was fr everyone that had a domicile address in the area, rent or own) however this was cancelled in 2002 in favor of raising the property tax everyone else payed. So yes, even if you a) do not have kids b) your kids go to private school or c) you own property you still have to pay taxes. seniors get the worst of the deal. our local school district revently (3 years ago) built a brand new 25 million dollar high school, and they didnt spare any expense! and the people who pay for it are the property owners.


if you rent you do not have to pay school taxes (at least where i live)
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:21 PM
 
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Hi Folks!!

I heard that residents of Pa only pay school tax if they have a child in school. Any truth to this??
I wish: If you own Real Estate you must pay School Taxes and they vary from District to District . Also the Occupation Tax STILL does Exist! My county of Carbon has 4 Categories which the County Taxes you as well as the Scool taxes you on your Occupation. It ranges from $150-$600 a year. The higher amount is for Professionals like Doctors. The Per Capita and Occupation taxes still apply per town and county which are around $10.00 each.

We pay $3600 on just School Real Estate Taxes for a home that is valued at $72,000. Our kids have been out of school for 5 years and I wish we did not have to pay these taxes. Even when our kids went to school they went to Private school which we had to pay an additional $3500 a year to the school per child. No our tax money was not allowed to be sent to the Private school(it doe snot work that way here in Pa).

As for Seniors getting a discount. LOL they always had that Tax Rebate system for low income-but Rendel just boosted up to $30,000 for his Re-election campaign. The Casinos have not done anything yet for the homeowners as promised and they do not expect to see the money from that until years down the road.

If anything we have seen our taxes go up! The school systems can raise taxes and chaulk it up to Harrisburg not sending them enough money to cover their share.

Same Old story different year.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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As you can see, there are two types of school taxes. One is based on the value of your property and the other is based on your employment. However, it seems to me that the employment one has been virtually eliminated and we now just pay $10 per person when we get our property school tax bill. So maybe renters don't pay this one at all.

There is a 1% tax deducted from your paycheck in PA that eventually makes its way to your school district.

There is also an "occupational privilege" tax deducted from your paycheck once a year that I believe gets split between the school district, county and municipality where you work. That can be from $10 to $52, depending on what the municipality has decided to collect.
IT depends where you live. Our area still collects the Occupation Tax based on your Job Title which ranges from $150-600 and school and county(both tax us here). They also charge the Per Capita tax both Town and County. If you do not work your still taxed $10.00! ( I am a housewife and I am still taxed-their reasoning is I am married and our income is over 10,000 a year so I am taxed!)

The 1% tax is also taken out of your wages and share with school and town.

Our School District looks for anyway to tax you. They have no other way to pay for schooling. If you have industry in the county your taxes will be lower than those areas that do not. We are a poor county so RE is taxed high.
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