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    How Much are your Property Taxes?

    Well this isnt opinion. Its fact. How much are your property taxes?
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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    I see where two people so far do not pay any property taxes. hmmmm. Using the income tax theory that some have floated on this very board as a guide perhaps we need to change the system so that these free riders do not get to enjoy the same rights of citizenship that the net property tax payers are paying? Maybe we need to make changes stating if you do not pay a direct property tax then you forfeit all the services that property tax funds including schools for your children, police and fire protection, garbage pick-up, library usage, road maintenance and whatever else your city or town uses property tax money for.
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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I see where two people so far do not pay any property taxes. hmmmm. Using the income tax theory that some have floated on this very board as a guide perhaps we need to change the system so that these free riders do not get to enjoy the same rights of citizenship that the net property tax payers are paying? Maybe we need to make changes stating if you do not pay a direct property tax then you forfeit all the services that property tax funds including schools for your children, police and fire protection, garbage pick-up, library usage, road maintenance and whatever else your city or town uses property tax money for.
    Yay for the creation of legal second class citizens! What could possibly go wrong?

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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I see where two people so far do not pay any property taxes. hmmmm. Using the income tax theory that some have floated on this very board as a guide perhaps we need to change the system so that these free riders do not get to enjoy the same rights of citizenship that the net property tax payers are paying? Maybe we need to make changes stating if you do not pay a direct property tax then you forfeit all the services that property tax funds including schools for your children, police and fire protection, garbage pick-up, library usage, road maintenance and whatever else your city or town uses property tax money for.
    Anyone who lives anywhere pays property taxes -- unless they live there free. Those who rent pay them indirectly through their landlords. And, as a matter of fact, in most areas they're carrying a heavier property tax load than single-family homes. In most cases, income property (i.e., apartment buildings, rental property) is taxed at a higher rate than a single family home.

    To answer the OP's question, I pay $4,000 a year in property taxes. I live in a little 1200 s.f. home, three bedrooms, 2 tiny bathes, combination living/dining room, kitchen. No family room. A single car garage.
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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Anyone who lives anywhere pays property taxes -- unless they live there free. Those who rent pay them indirectly through their landlords. And, as a matter of fact, in most areas they're carrying a heavier property tax load than single-family homes. In most cases, income property (i.e., apartment buildings, rental property) is taxed at a higher rate than a single family home.

    To answer the OP's question, I pay $4,000 a year in property taxes. I live in a little 1200 s.f. home, three bedrooms, 2 tiny bathes, combination living/dining room, kitchen. No family room. A single car garage.
    good point and an obvious one that I was hoping would be posted quickly. But somebody should tell it to the two people who voted that they did not pay. Of course, there are people who do not pay. Adult children who live in their parents home do not pay. They still enjoy the rights of service that others are paying for. What if those adult children living with parents have kids of their own in schools? Look at the thousands of dollars those free loaders are ripping off from the other property tax payers.

    Two classes of citizenship... yup, thats the answer.

    WAIT!!!!!!! Even two classes is not enough. Maybe we need a different class based on every single tax you pay and what you get for it? We might need a dozen classes of citizenship, each with its own burdens and benefits. Yeah!!!!! Thats the answer.

    And if think I am serious please read again.

    This whole thing just points out the complete idiocy of trying to connect any sort of tax payment to any sort of citizenship right.
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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    Since my farm is agricultural zone property I pay about 6,000 a year. When we bought the place we were a small (26 acre) farm among massive farms (250 acres and 155 acres) but those are all subdivisions now.



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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    good point and an obvious one that I was hoping would be posted quickly. But somebody should tell it to the two people who voted that they did not pay. Of course, there are people who do not pay. Adult children who live in their parents home do not pay. They still enjoy the rights of service that others are paying for. What if those adult children living with parents have kids of their own in schools? Look at the thousands of dollars those free loaders are ripping off from the other property tax payers.

    Two classes of citizenship... yup, thats the answer.

    WAIT!!!!!!! Even two classes is not enough. Maybe we need a different class based on every single tax you pay and what you get for it? We might need a dozen classes of citizenship, each with its own burdens and benefits. Yeah!!!!! Thats the answer.

    And if think I am serious please read again.

    This whole thing just points out the complete idiocy of trying to connect any sort of tax payment to any sort of citizenship right.
    Actually, the property tax is one of the most unfair, imo. Quite socialistic, actually. I have no children. The guy next door has three. He pays the same tax I do. Since the lion's share of my property tax bill goes to education, he's not paying full boat for the service he's receiving; and I'm paying part of his share.

    Kinda' like how health insurance is soon to operate across the board. And that's a good thing.
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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Actually, the property tax is one of the most unfair, imo. Quite socialistic, actually. I have no children. The guy next door has three. He pays the same tax I do. Since the lion's share of my property tax bill goes to education, he's not paying full boat for the service he's receiving; and I'm paying part of his share.

    Kinda' like how health insurance is soon to operate across the board. And that's a good thing.
    My brothers and I along with my parents, my child, my nieces-none of us spent a minute in public school. Yet my parents lived in a very high taxed area where the tax on their propery (they have died but my brothers and i hold the house while it is being marketed) was 25K a year. So that is three generations of people who have paid property taxes and didn't use a cent of public shools. Yet, the argument that everyone derives benefits from an educated society actually makes more sense than the claims that other handouts benefit those who don't get them. I do think those who have children at public schools ought to pay a bit more than those who don't but have the same valued property



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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Anyone who lives anywhere pays property taxes -- unless they live there free. Those who rent pay them indirectly through their landlords. And, as a matter of fact, in most areas they're carrying a heavier property tax load than single-family homes. In most cases, income property (i.e., apartment buildings, rental property) is taxed at a higher rate than a single family home.

    To answer the OP's question, I pay $4,000 a year in property taxes. I live in a little 1200 s.f. home, three bedrooms, 2 tiny bathes, combination living/dining room, kitchen. No family room. A single car garage.
    Heavens to Betsy, your local government really socks it to you!
    And when you are old and gray with medical bills of $1K per month, who will pay this $340 monthly ??
    Mine are at $1.2K annually and it hurts.
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    Re: How Much are your Property Taxes?

    I pay about $1300 each for both the places I own

    Property taxes here in Calgary I know are quite a bit lower then what the Chicago area pays
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