Yanche wrote:I don't know how it might be different for tenants in Reading but in most areas of the country taxes or service fees accessed against property owners is passed on to the tenant in the form of higher rent. So it's not true that "only the land owner" pays. In fact depending on how the land owner has is rental property business structured he gets the advantage of offsetting the land tax/fee assessment as a deduction on his profit/loss calculation. The tenant gets no such benefit.
Perhaps what I should have said is the renter's portion is, on average, significantly less than home owners. There is also no provision for the actual burden placed on the system for an individual family. You pay the same whether or not you have no kids, 1 kid, or 20 kids. Seems a bit unfair to make childless people and retired folks pay the same tax and yes, I do have a school age child.