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Old 02-10-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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Providence has one of the highest property tax burdens in the nation, with the highest vehicle tax in the nation.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Providence has one of the highest property tax burdens in the nation, with the highest vehicle tax in the nation.

That applies also to the entire state of RI. Very high cost of living.

(FYI, the .jpg you posted needs to be enlarged, it is not clearly readable.) Thx.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:19 AM
 
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I wonder how they arrive at these numbers?

Frankly, I think it might be difficult for a family of three that only had an income of $50,000 to own a house at all, but I can't imagine how they could afford a house that would cost them $3876 in property taxes. The median price for a house in Providence Nov '12 - Jan '13 was $117,500. The taxes on 118,000 would be $1881.

I think a lot of times these surveys look at the tax rate and don't realize that in Providence, people who live in their homes only pay half the tax rate after the homestead exemption. I bet they calculated it based on the full rate, or used the "Providence metro area", which includes far more expensive towns, in determining the avg house cost.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Cranston
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Sandsonik, you are constantly confusing the issues with facts - and I deeply appreciate it!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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http://www.providenceri.com/assessor/exemptions
http://providenceri.com/assessor
http://www.providenceri.com/search/node/homestead

there are many homeowners and low income people in Prov.
who pay no auto tax, some pay little real estate tax.
There are ways for landlords to get the exemption also
all they have to do is register a car at that location
they don't have to live there.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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People in LA don't have their income taxed?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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People in LA don't have their income taxed?
There is no city income tax. They only pay the state income tax (which is at 10.55%).
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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There is no city income tax. They only pay the state income tax (which is at 10.55%).
To my knowledge, Boston doesn't have a city income tax (I think it might even be against state law currently...), yet there is an 'income' bar up above. I could be wrong - if so, please someone post it.

And besides, I thought the poster was supposed to highlight tax burdens. Since when is a state (and federal) income tax not considered part of the total tax burden?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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wxjay- I also wonder why there is a city income tax category. Providence has no city income tax plus the opportunity here to pay far less in sales tax is so great- I would imagine Providence wouldn't be in any top ten list for city taxes.

There are plenty of programs for low to moderate income to buy houses here as well. Houses will be modest and in up and coming neighborhoods- but I think a lot of people who have decent credit and job simply are ignorant of the opportunities open to them and so convinced that "it's cheaper to rent" that they don't even educate themselves on buying possibilities.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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There is no city income tax. They only pay the state income tax (which is at 10.55%).
There is no City of Chicago income tax either. This list is bogus.
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