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That's not our primary residence this is our seasonal lake property which is considered undeveloped as we as of yet do not have a permanent housing structure on it. I predicted this would happen when we went into the first economic suicide lock down. This does not have me looking forward to seeing our primary residence tax statement. Mad


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The county revalued our home by 34%. Our tax statements haven't been sent yep but I'm sure they be much higher than last year. Bastards!

Jim


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With everyone fleeing cities, this may hit many
 
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Pretty much the only rational thing in California ( and it’s constantly under attack by the commies) is property tax law. It’s frozen at roughly 1.25% of purchase price and the county can only increase it 2% a year max. And it can also go down if you appeal. It’s really golden for folks like my parents that have lived in their home for 50 years and the basis is frozen at 1977 levels. They pay less than 1/10% of what a neighbor buying an identical house would pay.

And parent to child transfers protect this basis. Of course the collectivists want to get rid of all these protections.

My brother in TX paid almost the same what I paid about the same time when he bOught his home (3x the size and 5x the lot size but I digress) his property taxes are almost double what I pay. His county can just raises taxes with impunity.
 
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We're somewhat protected from arbitrary and excessive property tax increases by the Headlee Amendment to our State Constitution.

I'm thanking our lucky stars for that right now, being as the state seems to have gotten quite blue Frown




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Pretty much the only rational thing in California ( and it’s constantly under attack by the commies) is property tax law. It’s frozen at roughly 1.25% of purchase price and the county can only increase it 2% a year max. And it can also go down if you appeal. It’s really golden for folks like my parents that have lived in their home for 50 years and the basis is frozen at 1977 levels. They pay less than 1/10% of what a neighbor buying an identical house would pay.

And parent to child transfers protect this basis. Of course the collectivists want to get rid of all these protections.

My brother in TX paid almost the same what I paid about the same time when he bOught his home (3x the size and 5x the lot size but I digress) his property taxes are almost double what I pay. His county can just raises taxes with impunity.


Our CA property tax this year was $3600. If someone bought that house today, their property tax would be over $20K




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Not to be the voice of doom, but I dont think Headlee means dick to Whitmer. All the $$$ she spent on the WhooHooFloo has to replenished from somewhere.


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Not to be the voice of doom, but I dont think Headlee means dick to Whitmer. All the $$$ she spent on the WhooHooFloo has to replenished from somewhere.

Yeah, but it's there and there's not a damn thing she can do about it.




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Guess I'm lucky, mine only went up ~20% this year. Revenue is in the crapper due to COVID, and the population won't vote for a tax hike, so what else are the .govs going to do to make it up? Take a big wet bite out of everyone's ass through a HUGE jump in property taxes, that's what.


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The county revalued our home by 34%. Our tax statements haven't been sent yep but I'm sure they be much higher than last year. Bastards!

Jim
 
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The county revalued our home by 34%. Our tax statements haven't been sent yep but I'm sure they be much higher than last year. Bastards!

Jim

I plan to challenge but you know what they say about fighting city hall.


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Indiana property tax is capped at 1% of assessed value on primary residence with homestead exemption based on fair market value. 2% on rental and 3% commercial. Still sucks but at least there are defined limits.


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Received our property tax bill just AFTER Election Day (always sent out on Nov 1). 64% of the entire tax bill was for the local school district.

We had a tax referendum on the ballot for an increase by 7% for schools. No one knows how the referendum faired, as a Jefferson County Teachers Assoc (JCTA) BOUGHT AND PAID FOR judge ruled that the required referendum on the tax didn’t have the proper # of verified and registered signatures on it to challenge the tax. Appeals on the ruling—DENIED!!!!

So, the referendum was thrown out and the tax goes forward.

Gotta “love” the DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED JCTA!!!!! Mad Mad Mad


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The county revalued our home by 34%. Our tax statements haven't been sent yep but I'm sure they be much higher than last year. Bastards!

Jim


It's risky in our case. We are on 3 acres and the land is prime for development and is worth more than the house and barn. It typically is valued far lower than we could sell it for. If a county assessor comes out and does a new assessment I'm pretty sure it would be higher than the current number.

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The county revalued our home by 34%. Our tax statements haven't been sent yep but I'm sure they be much higher than last year. Bastards!

Jim

I plan to challenge but you know what they say about fighting city hall.
We don't have state income tax so we have monster property taxes. Appealing is part of the game down here. My neighbors DIY the comps and have to take a half day of vacation to appeal, and to make it more painful the county gives short notice on the appeal hearing date. I hire a company that only gets paid if I win (percentage with a $400 cap).



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That's not our primary residence this is our seasonal lake property which is considered undeveloped as we as of yet do not have a permanent housing structure on it. I predicted this would happen when we went into the first economic suicide lock down. This does not have me looking forward to seeing our primary residence tax statement. Mad


Find out if there is a reduction for farm and livestock used land. Fence it in and drop in some goats and presto chango no tax increase.

YOu can do that here, it was funny seeing land that should have been valued and taxed at a higher commercial value due to location near malls and strip malls with fencing and goats.

Stayed that way until the owners sold it to developers...



 
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Find out if there is a reduction for farm and livestock used land.

There is but a minimum amount of acreage is required and we don't meet that.


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That's crazy.


Mine only went up by 3% (in Wright county). There was a referendum here that did not pass which would have added an additional $600.


Did the estimated market value jump crazy high? New levies or special assessments?
 
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I've been saying it for awhile. Once the tax revenue starts to go down due to everybody's online purchases (and not filing use tax), then property taxes would go up to cover the shortfall.

In this case I believe it's the Wuhan that started the dominoes to fall, but same principle, and the same ultimate result.


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I've been saying it for awhile. Once the tax revenue starts to go down due to everybody's online purchases (and not filing use tax), then property taxes would go up to cover the shortfall.


Tax revenue plummeted this year because our Communist Overlords shut everything down. Is it a surprise that there is no tax revenue when everything is closed? Not to us, but our gov't elites sure seem surprised by it. So once again the common man gets screwed by higher taxes, and the gov't entities feel no pain whatsoever.


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