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Old 11-18-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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I'm researching for states with lowest property taxes, and Hawaii comes up #1 in multiple writings, with 0.27%. Here are a couple of them:

https://wallethub.com/edu/states-wit...y-taxes/11585/
https://www.investopedia.com/article...es-and-why.asp

This seems contradicts what the state's official website says, which is about 1% using residential property as example.

County of Hawai`i Real Property Tax Office

Anyone knows what's going on here?
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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Yes. While it varies by county about .27% is about right after exemptions on Oahu. I could be wrong, I think it’s about triple on the Big Iskand. But not a lot of people live on the BI (only about 195,000 people) - most are on Oahu.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Vacant land on BI is valued at a bare minimum of $100 per year per lot, size doesn't seem to matter... up from $25 from a few years ago. This is usually for the lavalands. Of course more valuable land is taxed accordingly. It's stlll incredibly cheap!
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Don't worry, the other taxes will make up for lower property taxes.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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Don't worry, the other taxes will make up for lower property taxes.
Compared to true high tax states (such as NY and CA) Hawaii residents have it good in comparison ((and they live in Hawaii))
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Don't worry, the other taxes will make up for lower property taxes.
That's true, but in Oregon I was paying about $1,800 annually for an old trailer house on five acres of mined out wasteland, and that was 19 years ago. Here, with the Homestead exemption my tax could be "0".
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:32 AM
 
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My roommate in Rockland County New York (35 miles north of NYC) pays $19K annually in property taxes for a modest 2000 sq ft home. That along with the state income taxes and sales taxes is insane. That is the People’s Republic of New York for you. So like a virus these liberal New Yorkers leave New York in droves for greener pastures only to vote for the same tax and spend liberals they were fleeing from. Like a virus they destroy their host moving on to the next. Bunch of locusts!
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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I am a bit puzzled that one county can charge .28% while another in the same state can charge 1%+. Is there a reason for this huge difference? And .28% really is very very low, to low really, even though I like it and hope my California county has it...
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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I am a bit puzzled that one county can charge .28% while another in the same state can charge 1%+. Is there a reason for this huge difference?
Property taxes are county driven (I think everywhere, isn't it?) - I'm not sure why that is puzzling......

San Francisco is over 1% Fresno .65% - it varies by County.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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Property taxes are county driven (I think everywhere, isn't it?) - I'm not sure why that is puzzling......

San Francisco is over 1% Fresno .65% - it varies by County.
Yes property tax is county driven and can be different. I'm just amazed at the gap between Oahu county and Hawaii county, and the fact that Oahu county is so low. I don't know of a government that will charge less when it can reasonably charge more...
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