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Old 10-19-2008, 01:24 PM
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We bought our house about a year ago and this is the first time we've had to pay property taxes. We just got the bill yesterday and it's $3,000 more than what we've put in escrow. Eek! Did property taxes go up this year? I am trying to figure out why they're so high (or why we escrowed so little).
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Our tax went up exactly $100.00 from last year....
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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We bought our house about a year ago and this is the first time we've had to pay property taxes. We just got the bill yesterday and it's $3,000 more than what we've put in escrow. Eek! Did property taxes go up this year? I am trying to figure out why they're so high (or why we escrowed so little).
Same thing happened to me, so I did a little research. You have to go to the York County website and print out a Primary Residence application and your assessment ratio will go from 6% to 4% and the millage rate will drop tremendously as well. It brought our taxes back down to what I expected. I almost had a heart attack when I opened our bill.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina
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My tax bill was $1600 this year and my neighbors was $3600. It appears that the "school tax credit" was not deducted on his bill. Maybe that happened to you.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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It sounds like a lot of people have big errors on their tax bills. Mine was ok, I double checked their math. But my neighbors was $6,000+ for a $280k tax value house, while my mom's is $76.00 for a $270K tax value.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Tega Cay
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Same thing happened to me, so I did a little research. You have to go to the York County website and print out a Primary Residence application and your assessment ratio will go from 6% to 4% and the millage rate will drop tremendously as well. It brought our taxes back down to what I expected. I almost had a heart attack when I opened our bill.
Wow, am I glad I read this yesterday. I got my bill today, and found myself staring at a bill based on 6%. If I hadn't have read this first... yikes! Also, I'm glad my wife didn't open it first :P Turns out we received a homestead form in the mail, but neglected to turn it in. So I'm hoping beyond hope that after they receive it, they'll adjust it!
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Well, get this.... I received 3 bills!
We moved to FM in July 2006, so I got one for the apartment, which had to be corrected LAST year, one for the lot we built our house based on the property value of the house and lot and the seemingly correct one. CRAZY.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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It isn't just York Co., either. Lancaster Co. screwed up a bunch of bills as well.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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Mine is all good other than the fact that the Fort Mill City taxes are the biggest single line item on the bill -
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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I am hoping someone would know the answer to this and this might be just a stupid question but we are still figuring out all these details. My husband runs his business out of our home and yesterday we received a property tax bill for our address for $960. That is in addition to the one that we already received for the home for $1400. Is this normal? Do we have to pay for the biz too? Any feedback is much appreciated!
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