Taxes, taxes everywhere!

Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:44 pm

http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/04/news/ec ... /index.htm


Speeders doing more than 85 miles per hour in Georgia will soon pay an additional $200 in fines. Racehorse owners in New York now must fork over $10 to enter their steeds in events. And Massachusetts started charging a 5% tax on broadcast satellite service.

Connecticut, for instance, raised its personal income tax rate to 6.5%, from 5%, for single filers with income greater than $500,000 and married couples earning more than $1 million. The increase in rates is expected to bring in $594 million.

Wisconsin hopes to collect an additional $278.5 million with a new tax bracket of 7.75% for its highest income earners - single filers making more than $225,000 and married couples earning more than $300,000. It also decreased the threshold of capital gains subject to tax to 30%, down from 60%. (The state maintained the 60% exclusion for gains on sales of farm assets.)

Another common revenue raiser is hiking cigarette taxes. Florida added a $1 per pack surcharge, while Delaware upped its levy by 45 cents. Kentucky increased its cigarette tax by 30 cents and doubled the tax on other tobacco products.

Many states added a slew of new taxes and fees to refill government coffers. New Hampshire now taxes gambling winnings, while Rhode Island instituted a $100 fee for the expunging of criminal records. Vermont extended its sales and use tax to digital downloads.

As part of a fee frenzy, New York established a $10 charge on horses entered in races, as well as a $50 bad check charge and a $100 fee on tax preparers who complete 10 or more returns. Those wanting to be certified as a security guard instructor now must pay a $500 initial fee and another $250 every five years.


Will this ever end? :mad:
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:15 pm

Only after we take our dirt nap.... :mad:
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:37 pm

MA wants us to think 5% on satellite is a bargain, since they just put it to us by raising the state sales tax from 5% to 6.25%. :mad:

GOVERNMENT needs an overhaul -- to hell with healthcare!! :mad:
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: djackman On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:48 pm

Funny how they don't mention school taxes, 5-10% increase every year without fail.

The local county exec just lost election due to school taxes and it's something they don't have control over.
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: wlape3 On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:54 pm

k9 Bara wrote:Only after we take our dirt nap.... :mad:


Unfortunately not even then. If you own a farm that has more than a certain value the estate taxes will get your heirs. :x

I guess you could say Elvis still pays taxes too. :shock:

Wonder if all those dead voters across the country get a break for voting for Obama? :roll:
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: ken On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:53 am

School tax bill on property is the worse. I pay about $1,400 a year. I don't even have kids that go there. Everything you do nowadays is taxed. Crazy.
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:16 am

You are lucky. I pay about $4100 for school tax and $2600 for property and I don't live in a mansion. Here in NY there are vast discrepancies between what you and your neighbor pay. If I had owned my house for 10 years I'd probably be paying half to 2/3 of that. In PA I was paying $4800 for school and $1500 for property.
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:42 am

WOW! I feel lucky. Our property taxes include the school budget. I own 4.1 acres and my tax bill is $1500 a year. Granted, I live in a small town with about 950 people, no police department, a volunteer Fire Dept, only 3 full time and 2 part-time employees. Our taxes have stayed the same for 3 years now.
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:56 pm

I'm at $2200/year for a little over 2.5 acres. No kids either.

My parents pay close to $4 grand for 1.75 acres! :shock:
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:12 pm

Add it up. We are all in the 50% tax bracket.
Big bucks, small bucks, doesn't matter anymore.
Between state,local and federal, 50% cough it up.
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: tvb On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:13 pm

$7300 annually for an in-town house with no land. You guys sailing by on a couple thousand a year are very lucky.
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:26 pm

You all who complain about taxes should be glad you don't live in New Jersey. What happens to them I can not post in Flame Suit Central!!! :sick: :sick: :sick: :mad: :mad: :no1: :eek2: :mad2:
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:16 pm

Duengeon master wrote:You all who complain about taxes should be glad you don't live in New Jersey. What happens to them I can not post in Flame Suit Central!!! :sick: :sick: :sick: :mad: :mad: :no1: :eek2: :mad2:


Yeah, taxes used to be not too bad in South Jersey. I was paying $2200 combined school and property tax in 1997 when I left. The tax rolls in Camden county where I used to live are accessible on the web and the house I used to live in has appreciated 50% in value but the taxes have gone up to over 5K. :eek2:

I also heard when you sell your house in NJ you get taxed extra if you don't buy another house in NJ. Any truth to that? If so, then here we goooo :flush:
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:50 pm

I don't know what the rate is but that is the law here in RI. If you sell your house and buy one out of state within a year, you get nailed. My sister's husband got transferred to WA for his job and had to rent for a year to avoid the tax.
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Re: Taxes, taxes everywhere!

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:55 pm

Seems pretty unfair to me. I would think this amounts to restricting freedom of movement or even interstate commerce. How the heck can they get away with that? It's like trying to keep you a prisoner. Would make me even more eager to make a run for the state line!

Guess it's only a matter of time before they do the same thing here in NY :mad3:
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