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Hoping tax reform goes through
This article is among the most biased I have ever read in my entire life. While I am 100% in favor of the new way of calculating property taxes it isn't perfect. What about taxing the VALUE of the land a house is on, and not the value of the house? That way people that live on cheaper assessed land will not be charged as much property tax. Also add tax amounts to the properties according to the services they receive. as in set numbers for trash/recycling, snow removal, sidewalks, sewer, water etc. That way people with more services pay more, and the people with more valuable land will pay more. I really hate that because you choose to invest in a bigger house that you are taxed at a higher rate.
In my proposed system, assume we have 2 identical plots of land... a trailer on one plot of land and a million dollar home, on the other plot of land - they both receive the exact same services and both should pay the same property tax.
Don't tax people higher because they can afford it, they are already taxed at higher rates because they make more money.
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