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Tax assessment--downright NASTY!!!!
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Mike in Wi    Posted 11-30-2004 at 08:40:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just got my new assessment. They increased the value of my property by a whopping 125%!!! The last assessment was in 2000, so that is a huge increase in only 4 years time. I have not made any improvents to the property. There have been no zoning changes within a three mile radius, and there is no encroaching development.

I challenged them on that, and lost.

All I can say is that the day I retire will be the day that I leave Wisconsin. I will not be staying here, and they do not seem to want people to stay. Such insane tax policies are encouraging people to leave.

Sorry, but felt like I needed to rant somewhere. I feel better now.


Paul    Posted 11-30-2004 at 18:52:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live in east central Iowa and I have had my assesment increase to 180% of what I paid for the place since I purchased it (12 years) I recently refinanced and the value of the property according to the bank is nearly 4 times what I paid for it, Hope the tax man does not find out about that.... There has been so much new development in the area that the county can't keep up. The people that are building new are paying a lot more than people who have had their houses/property more than 10 years.


Alvin NE WI    Posted 11-30-2004 at 18:43:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike Just because your tax assessment was set so high doesn't really mean your taxes will go up that much. With the new multi-million $$ homes being built they want to level the assessment. By doing that most get a good raise but the new homes get hit just as hard or worse. when a reassessment comes up the mill rate will drop and that sets the tax bill.My place has been reassessed many times and always resulted in a drop in the tax bill.But remember Doyle said-- no raise in taxes. SO.
Alvin


KatG    Posted 11-30-2004 at 18:03:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
After reading all ya'lls taxes I know that I can't afford to live anywhere than Ark....and we thought it was high here???...KAtg


steve in in    Posted 11-30-2004 at 13:30:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our tax rates went up. Your assesment went up by 100%, but did your outpay go up by 100%? Get this, our escrow payments have went up by more than 10%. Considering the tax rate increase and the increased assesment, our taxes have more than doubled in the last two years and caused us to have to pay about $130 more per month on our escrow payment.

My co-workers were complaining about their 45% increase in their townships rates. I told them they could be in mine and be looking at a 55% increase.

My guess is that it is like this all over. They have to get the money somewhere.


MadMallard.....NY    Posted 11-30-2004 at 10:03:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You should live in NY. Both property and school taxes are out of control. NYC expects us upstaters to pay for everything down their. Wish we could make them a seperate state so they can pay their own way.


Jim(MO)    Posted 11-30-2004 at 10:53:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have some friends who have a small farm close to Kent. Between Rochester and Buffaloe. When they were visiting here a few years ago they were commenting on the dusty/muddy rural gravel roads and bragging about all roads being blacktop at home. Showed them the previous years real estate tax bill. They got a funny look on their faces and I never heard another word about gravel vs blacktop. My tax then was about $210.00 for 162 acres. They never would tell me what their's was.


Curmudgeon    Posted 11-30-2004 at 09:27:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
The President giveth, the local govt. taketh.


tacon1    Posted 11-30-2004 at 09:20:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
In California property taxes are 1% of the price you paid for the place.


Salmoneye    Posted 11-30-2004 at 09:00:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here my 'assessment' went up by 65% this year...

However...As the entire town went through an adjustment, the tax rate per $1000 of value went down...

I actually 'saved' $200 over last year (went from about $3500 to $3300)...



Willy-N    Posted 11-30-2004 at 08:58:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
They doubled my taxes this year! Of course they picked up 3 buildings I built but doubling them is hard to take!! I thought by owning the place I would not have payments but not I pay more a month(figured for 12 months) in taxes then I paid for rent of a house 25 years ago! Mark H.


Ron/PA    Posted 11-30-2004 at 08:55:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just read an article in todays paper, where a neighboring municipality is going to charge a one time tax, to cover the cost of reassesment!
Now they're going to tax these poor people, to pay for raising their taxes.
Can you say the peoples republic of Pennsylvania?
Ron


Dieselrider    Posted 11-30-2004 at 17:39:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dat is "Communist vealth of Pennsylvania" dare comrade!


bob ny    Posted 11-30-2004 at 14:42:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just read if you have dirt roads the tax on 50 plus acres is only 250,00


sawtooth    Posted 11-30-2004 at 08:49:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know what you're saying, similar here in Ohio. I went and argued too - they won't change their assessment. It may not help moving to another state, probably the same everywhere as local governments stuggle with federal budget cuts. Wouldn't it be something to sell out for less than their assessment, take the sale price to the courthouse and ask for a rebate!? Nother thing, the fed tells us there is next to no inflation? So why is the price of everything going up? Just read where the price of coal is up 50% from a year ago. Now I feel better too...


bill bva    Posted 11-30-2004 at 10:42:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

i believe the fed gov uses crooked figures for the CPI to save money. their Social Security cost of living raises sure don't keep up with inflation .


bob ny    Posted 11-30-2004 at 14:39:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
darn it bill we got a 1.2 percent ss raise this yesr now i can have the heart operation i need


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