tvb wrote:Richard, did those fireman not do a half-way decent job last time you needed them? Or maybe you think they should have hauled their personal garden hoses and hoped for the best as volunteers?
This topic is specifically about property tax, not necessarily taxes. As I noted above they would need to apply taxes somewhere else to make up for it. I don't appreciate trying to inject a personal tragedy in my life into this topic.
AA130FIREMAN wrote:This is how it was 5 years ago in berks pa. unless the laws have changed ?
I didn't thoroughly research because I'm not buying it, don't quote me on what I'm about to post.
From my own research it had to be at least 10 contiguous acres and meet one of the following requirements.
- Produced $2K of profit in agriculture
- Able to produce X amount of board feet per year/acre harvesting trees, it was quite small amount. As I read it you didn't actually have to harvest any of them but even if you were going to go that route it was only a few trees per year.
- The land would need to be open to the public.
From my discussion with the realtor and other research you can build on it but they are going to fully tax you for the buildings. You're going to have ten acres so the footprint would be small anyway, plus you need to meet on of those requirements which is pretty much limits what you can do with it anyway. I'd imagine they might suntract the land you build on? Dunno... Those would have been the questions asked if I pursued it.