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Old 08-12-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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Property tax in Baldwin County Alabama is 1/3 of property tax in Florida.


Alabama doesn't charge state income tax on Social Security Income.


The median property tax in Baldwin County, Alabama is $557 per year for a home worth the median value of $177,200. Baldwin County collects, on average, 0.31% of a property's assessed fair market value as property tax.

The median property tax in Florida is $1,773.00 per year for a home worth the median value of $182,400.00. Counties in Florida collect an average of 0.97% of a property's assesed fair market value as property tax per year.
If you look at Walton County Florida's property tax, it's well below the median for Florida, so comparing Baldwin County AL to the State of Florida median doesn't work in the case of Walton County, or any of the other nearby County's in the Panhandle such as Bay County. Florida's Panhandle has some of the lowest property taxes in the State of Florida. That is a big reason we were considering Walton County and Bay County.

That being said, Baldwin County property taxes are really low, and no AL State Income Tax on Social Security income would be a very meaningful tax break to most retirees.

I'm not retired yet, and my income is still significant, so Baldwin County AL would still cost me a lot more $ than Walton or Bay County Florida, however I am atypical.

We stayed for a week in a condo in Orange Beach, AL, and it was a very nice beach, and area.

I would suggest that anyone considering the Panhandle, also look at Baldwin, AL due to the low taxes you pointed out. Thanks for that information.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:50 AM
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Location: Florida/Tennessee
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We're building a wall and NY is gonna pay for it.

All kidding aside florida welcomes the "well off" huddled masses. However we do have some new rules you may not be aware of.
1. We don't do it like up north, you're welcome
2. Dems must move to So Florida or "The Villages". PGA Blvd is the new Mason Dixon line, you go north to go south.
3. Must buy a boat.
4. Mandatory civility classes.
5. Learn basic entomology
6. Don't feed water lizards unless you plan to eat it.
7. No long haired dogs, ask them if it's hot, they'll tell ya.
8. Trade in your Grand Marquis
9. Most Palm trees make a mess learn to love a Live Oak
10. We cook outside all year round. Don't buy a cheap BBQ
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:01 PM
 
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Correct. The SALT cap deduction is likely accelerating moves away from higher tax states to states with no income tax/lower property taxes, since there is now a cap in place for deducting them off your federal taxes

And if Trump wins 2020 you could see SALT deductions completely eliminated.
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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They love the Orlando Airport.
You realize that is more Disney related than anything else......
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Property tax in Baldwin County Alabama is 1/3 of property tax in Florida.


Alabama doesn't charge state income tax on Social Security Income.


The median property tax in Baldwin County, Alabama is $557 per year for a home worth the median value of $177,200. Baldwin County collects, on average, 0.31% of a property's assessed fair market value as property tax.

The median property tax in Florida is $1,773.00 per year for a home worth the median value of $182,400.00. Counties in Florida collect an average of 0.97% of a property's assesed fair market value as property tax per year.
Yeah but you still have to live in ALABAMA!
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:43 PM
 
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And if Trump wins 2020 you could see SALT deductions completely eliminated.
One way to increase badly needed revenue to the federal coffers, albeit a very politically vindicative one
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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Originally Posted by sware2cod View Post
Property tax in Baldwin County Alabama is 1/3 of property tax in Florida.


Alabama doesn't charge state income tax on Social Security Income.


The median property tax in Baldwin County, Alabama is $557 per year for a home worth the median value of $177,200. Baldwin County collects, on average, 0.31% of a property's assessed fair market value as property tax.

The median property tax in Florida is $1,773.00 per year for a home worth the median value of $182,400.00. Counties in Florida collect an average of 0.97% of a property's assesed fair market value as property tax per year.
Yeah but then you'd have to live in Alabama
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:56 PM
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Location: Florida/Tennessee
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One way to increase badly needed revenue to the federal coffers, albeit a very politically vindicative one
Tell us why it would be politically vindictive?

If the property tax deduction was eliminated it would be for everyone... right? I own two homes and multiple rentals, so why wouldn't I see it as you do? you own squat.... right?
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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One way to increase badly needed revenue to the federal coffers, albeit a very politically vindicative one

Nothing politically vindictive at all. SALT deductions have no business existing, in fact I think they are unconstitutional. Why should Americans in one state have to subsidize any part of another state's taxes?
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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Nothing politically vindictive at all. SALT deductions have no business existing, in fact I think they are unconstitutional. Why should Americans in one state have to subsidize any part of another state's taxes?
Why should higher revenue states support states who send the least to the federal govt?
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