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Old 05-09-2008, 08:45 AM
 
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I have heard there are a lot of extra taxes in WV. We are thinking of moving there. What type of taxes do you have?
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Cottageville, West Virginia
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We have a state tax as do many other states; however, all our other taxes combined are generally much less than the Real Estate taxes in the majority of other states. Don't let taxes influence any decisions you might make as regards living in our fair state. Even if they were higher it would still be worth it just to be able to call yourself a West Virginian!!!
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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We have sales tax, state income tax, personal property tax, property tax, dog tax, business tax and a user fee tax if you work in either Huntington or Charleston.

We do not have any land tax, municipal tax, county tax or cat tax.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Low (or no) taxes aren't all they're cracked up to be.

Florida, for example, is noted for not having a personal income tax. But as a result, tax revenues come primarily from sales tax and property taxes. Right now, the state of Florida is looking to cut state support of education by millions of dollars, because sales tax revenues are off (primarily because of the slowdown in new construction).

And property taxes in Florida are unbelievable. The housing boom of the early 2000's resulted in assessed values growing by 15-20% per year. What would be considered a normal suburban home in WV or PA (2000sf on less than 1/4 acre) often has a property tax bill of $5000 or more. And while it's not a tax as such, ask any Floridian what their homeowner's insurance bill is, if they can get insurance at all.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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Land Tax: 2 times a year on land parcels owned..3% increase each year forever...

Municipal Tax: Building Permits and fees for services..$0.25 on each bag of fast food to go at Mac's, Hardee's and others..

County Taxes: Property Taxes, School bonds, cell phone and telephone for Rescue Squad..

Other: $20 forced donation to 'Habitat for Humanity with every land parcel sale...charged to the seller..without his knowledge usually..
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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We have sales tax, state income tax, personal property tax, property tax, dog tax, business tax and a user fee tax if you work in either Huntington or Charleston.

We do not have any land tax, municipal tax, county tax or cat tax.
corgis I'm chuckling to myself here, wondering if you've got a misbehaving dog if it makes you eligible for a refunded dog tax.

maybe you could trade your dog in for an econo cat. hahahaa

Lets all call the tax accessor and see if we can't get their jaw to drop with a new urban legend!
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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Speaking of a dog tax, what if, hypothetically of course, someone moved to WV with a dog and did not register him right away? Would they charge a penalty or hit you for unpaid tax? Would they tow the dog away, or apply a "Denver Boot"? Are they relentless in enforcing these things, or can one fudge a little? Hypothetically.
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Hypothetically, of course...

I imagine it only becomes an issue if (1) the dog gets loose, and captured by the animal control person, or (2) a neighbor complains.

Here in PA, my hypothetical black lab hasn't had a county tag in 7 years. Have had to retrieve him twice, and both times I had to promise to get the tags "real soon now."

Hypothetically, of course.

They always say it's to control the animal population, but in reality it's a tax that they don't have to call a tax. It probably costs them as much to collect it as it brings in.
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:15 AM
 
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Citybilly:

Depends...If it was a MoJo, or similar breed, it would be given an MBA from the flagship university and then a job at a pharmacutical company...

If it was just a MUTT...it would be taken to the dog pound and the owner tossed into 'debtor's prison...
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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Ya'll are just too funny. Yep, we pay to the city and again to the county for each dog. We, of course, have Welsh Corgis and the tax is $4.00 each to the city and county for dog tags.

You only pay tax on your dog if you lived here on July 1 of each year, so if you moved here in March, you don't have to get dog tax tags until you've lived here with your dog on July 1. Clear as mud, right?

But, you do have to have a rabies tag on your dog when you move here. If your dog gets out and bites someone and there's no rabies tag on - well, ya'l know what will happen.
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