School Taxes

Re: School Taxes

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:06 pm

snuffy wrote:I agree with Richard - we do have a duty to provide a basic education. The basics include: Math, Science, English and Reading. Everything else is gravey that Parents should pay for. I am getting ticked off with college students exorting that college is a right - it's a privilege. I will fight my tax dollars going State Universities with all their coddling. I and my wife paid for that privilege ourselves, so should college students! My forehead is still black and blue from reading a student protest sign stating: "I can't afford to loose my tution"


What I'd like to see is funding schools from income taxes or sales taxes. This would take some of the burden off the property owners shoulders and shift it to the general population (society). For years I paid school taxes but had no children attending school. Now I do have a daughter in public school but why should someone with one child pay as much as someone with 3 or more? How about folks on social security? What forces a lot of them out of their homes prematurely is the cost of the taxes. Not everyone can afford to move to lower tax districts or even to sell their homes in this market.

What is the big bugaboo about disconnecting property taxes from school funding?
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:35 pm

Because politicians hate to let funding sources get away.

People shouldn't have to pay a tax in order to work or have a place to live.
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:39 pm

I agree but in monroe county pa you have to pay a "right to work "tax.... its a dollar a week...

52 bucks a year from everyone..... it sucks ;)
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:56 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:I agree but in monroe county pa you have to pay a "right to work "tax.... its a dollar a week...

52 bucks a year from everyone..... it sucks ;)


What's your income that you only pay $52 a year? I took every deduction I legally could and still paid $1500.

But thanks to NAFTA, I don't have that problem anymore. :D
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:54 am

the 52 bucks is yet an additional tax for all county residents that work. ....

oh believe me theres a boatload of other taxes including all the school ones that are excessive and that I never have or will get any benefit from regarding "my child".....
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:03 am

So they charge you $52 to go to work? That's nice. Don't say that too loud, we don't have that one here yet and our "Governor Gump" hasn't thought of that one. He wants to tax coffins, but not work.

And he wants to tax prescription medication so if you can't afford your life extending drugs, he gets the money out of you in the end by handing you a tax bill just before they throw dirt on you. :)
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:15 am

PA is the master of small taxes. When I lived in Berks county I paid a "head" tax for every adult in my home, a right to work tax just for the privilege of being employed in my own state and county, a county tax of 1%, an outrageous school tax which went up almost 10% every year and a property tax.

Here in NYS they have simplified it. Just hand over all your money to the state and they'll sort it out! :P
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:23 am

I`m going to type this very quietly, but believe it or not there are some municipalities in Pa. that have that $52 tax. My wife worked at a hospital in Jefferson Hills Boro & had to pay, plus it came out toward the beginning of the year & if you left for any reason you didn`t get anything back. In my wifes case she still had to pay a local city wage tax besides.
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:21 pm

I do know RI has an "exit tax" where if you sell your home and buy another in a different state within a year, RI sends you a tax bill for around 20% of the sale price of the home. How's that for the long arm of government?

My sister moved to WA when her husband was relocated for work and she had to rent for a year to avoid the tax.
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:59 am

I'm curious how much you guys pay in school taxes? Ours are $17.96 per $1000 of assessed property value.
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:14 pm

Maryland does not have a separate school tax. The state and county governments share responsibility for providing education and related services. Statewide educational policy determination is the responsibility of the State Board of Education, with the State Superintendent of Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education overseeing implementation of policies and providing administrative support. The 23 counties plus Baltimore City have local boards of education. Each local school superintendent, govern educational matters and policy making within it's school district and oversee the daily operation of the local school system. Funding for your local school board comes from both the state and local county governments. The money sources are income and state sales tax. There is a county surcharge on the state income tax. Each county sets how much up to a max percentage of that allowed by state law. The counties decide on how to spend it, school, county roads, etc. Since the state constitution says education is a state responsibility they have a big had in funding and administering it.

There are state formulas for allocating the money. Criteria for school construction, the need, and design standards. A county can build as fancy a school as they want but the state will only fund up to the criteria. Teacher pension cost is largely a state responsibility. Like most places it's largely underfunded and headed for bankruptcy. Bickering about which county is getting the larger share of the state funding pie goes on in the state legislature each year. Overall it works rather well. The schools are generally highly rated nationally. A fairly uniform education is provided. There are exceptions of course, in the poorer cities or rural counties, but the problems there are largely economic and social issues. School systems try to help but it's largely beyond their fixing.
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:32 pm

Way to complicated for me--BUT--I'm assesed at $56,000.00 & school taxes were $312.00 with STAR---property taxes were $1200.00--that's with Senior & VA discount
markviii wrote:I'm curious how much you guys pay in school taxes? Ours are $17.96 per $1000 of assessed property value.
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:14 am

The STAR exemption saves us about $500, no other discounts apply for us. In total I think our property and school taxes are $4800 per year, I hope they don't go up for a while.
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: Brian On: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:36 pm

The way I look at taxes. Built our home in 89 two story colonial paid 89000. Yearly taxes county and school 5500 over 18 years 99000. What the hell is wrong here. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: School Taxes

PostBy: Brian On: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:50 pm

Buy the way after you satisfy the bank YOU ARE ONLY RENTING. YOU REALLY NEVER OWN.
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