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Taxes (ouch)
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Dave Wi.    Posted 08-26-2003 at 13:42:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
As some of you may know we have a large defict in Wi..they have got a good scheem to reduse this large deficit.THEY DID NOT raise the taxes they just reaised the property value,example last year I paid $740.00 on 45 acres no improvment no tillable and no harvestable timber,that figures out to be 43.24 a thousand @32K,this year I will pay $2196 for the same peice of land.I think Wi. made #1 as highest tax state or darn close,cant wait to get house assesment,I'll prolly have to sell one to keep the other.What a state come for a visit but dont move here.


Rob Meyer    Posted 08-27-2003 at 09:38:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Taxes are everywhere, - Having to pay every year on something you already own is ridiculous. You never actually own it. I wish the whole country would go to a straight sales tax - could be built into a mortage to be paid over time. But when you are done paying for your property it is actually yours. Politicians need to think before spending our money on things that we would rather do without.


mike    Posted 08-27-2003 at 09:05:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hear you. I really wouldn't mind the increase in asessed value if you could actually sell the property for that. I am in Wisconsin too. Tried to sell a property last year that was just asessed at $86,300 which they claimed to be 90% of fair market value. If that were true, then the property should sell for about $95,800. Not at all the case. I could only get $88,950 for it, and that was after a lot of coaxing.

It is absolutely true. They are not being fair with valuations, mill rates, or taxes.


Irv    Posted 08-27-2003 at 06:11:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have the same thing in Michigan too. It is not the locals fault, but a federal thing. Th feds are giving the states less money, but more mandates to be funded - primarily medicare. Road funds, funds for homeland security have also been cut. Looks like our federal tax cut is going to more than eaten up by local or state increases. Michigan has a big deficit too - and real high unemployement now too. Kind of the perfect storm economically. my 2c Irv


bob ny    Posted 08-27-2003 at 05:44:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
you should have 45 acres in new york state and we are the most heavly taxed in the usa


Welcome To Vermont...    Posted 08-26-2003 at 17:42:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmoneye...


bob    Posted 08-26-2003 at 17:29:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I consider it just like a step ladder you raise valuation and then just like clockwork they keep raising the levy untill it reaches the limit and then raise valuation. It is the same story in Iowa too. The one that gripes me is using a raised sales tax to build schools along with property taxes. Sales tax is unfair as the poorer people pay more percentage than the rich Oh well its still a great country


glen sw wi    Posted 08-26-2003 at 14:28:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just got the new assessment. Haven't done a thing to change the place. Assessment went up $11,800 in one year. Now if the mill rate would go down so the taxes stay the same it would be ok,but I'm sure it won't. Someone has to pay for this so called great educational system we have. Seems strange how we educated so many people,in days gone by,without all these new schools and every teacher having to have a master degree or higher.


~Lenore    Posted 08-26-2003 at 13:58:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can hear it now, "VOTE FOR US; WE WILL NOT RAISE TAXES!!!"
(property values.....uuuhh well, I did not mention that did I?)


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