Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: plumb-r On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:22 am

Maryland is going to start what they are calling a "Rain Tax" :shock: . The tax will be based on how much hard or impervious surfaces you have on your property. Roofs, patios, driveways, ect.. any surface that prevents rain water from being absorbed into the ground. They are going to use satellite photos to figure how many sq. feet of hard surface and tax according to that. I feel sorry for those people stuck there. I bailed out of Maryland about three years ago, but I still have my shop there. If rent goes up to much because of this I guess I'll be moving my business as well. Between this "Rain Tax" and the new 22 cents added gas tax, Maryland is going to become a ghost town to business. :no1:
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:22 am

What happens if you live under trees?
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PostBy: mkline On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:26 pm

It looks like it's time to sod the roof toothy .

Mike
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:53 pm

What if you have holes in the roof, wouldn't that allow the ran to be absorbed into the ground :roll: That sounds like double taxation if their is already tax on the property.
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:04 pm

I guess next there will be an evaporation tax so no one will feel left out. Then if you have gutters & downspouts that release the water away from the foundation they will have to install flow meters to see how much goes where. :woot: :box:
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:25 pm

I was just reading about this nonsense on The Blaze. I think it's time for the economy to just collapse already. We can't go on like this. It's getting to be a clown show!!! :cry:
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:48 pm

I just ordered 10000 pitchforks. I want to get ahead of the rush/shortage and inflated prices. :)
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:22 pm

when we built on to the house and added the detached garage we had to account for the roof area and add a large gravel filled pit that the rain water would run into so it would get absorbed into the ground rather than runoff into the bay.

I guess we will be exempt from such a tax since our runoff is already taken care of!! I am not holding my breath!

One of the stupid things about that gravel filled pit is that as they were digging it they hit bank gravel and were trucking it away, then bringing in washed bank gravel to fill in the hole. I asked the county inspector if he could see the stupidity going on, but he apparently is smarter than the rest of us because he didn't see the problem.
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:50 am

There you go plumb-r, you had to bring this up & now Pa. is considering another kind of water user tax, makes me wonder if it will eventually include your rain tax so then they could tax it coming & going? :mad: :surrender: http://www.post-gazette.com/hunting-fis ... 1304130109
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: gizmo On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:09 am

I have commercial property in Minnesota where
I live.They already have this TAX, It's called storm water
run off.Another example of loosers stealing
and spending our money.
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PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:20 am

Unreal, just when you think they can't...they do. O'malley is our Gov's ( ObaMalloy) hero. Sick bastids.
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: DieselBob On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:55 pm

titleist1 wrote:when we built on to the house and added the detached garage we had to account for the roof area and add a large gravel filled pit that the rain water would run into so it would get absorbed into the ground rather than runoff into the bay.

I guess we will be exempt from such a tax since our runoff is already taken care of!! I am not holding my breath!

One of the stupid things about that gravel filled pit is that as they were digging it they hit bank gravel and were trucking it away, then bringing in washed bank gravel to fill in the hole. I asked the county inspector if he could see the stupidity going on, but he apparently is smarter than the rest of us because he didn't see the problem.

We also had to have a “storm water runoff control” pit put in at the cost of over $15,000 when we built our house and you can bet your... we will not be exempt from the TAX. We also have a septic system but we get to pay the “flush tax” and also a second “flush tax” that is passed on by the septic company that was also taxed an additional “disposal fee” when the “flush tax” was put in place. The “free State” is anything but.
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Re: Maryland Taxes a act of nature? "Rain Tax"

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:07 pm

Ditto for us on the flush tax, even though we are on a septic system too, we get to pay it twice, once from us and once to the septic pumping co. The flush tax was courtesy of a "Republican" governor, just in case someone thinks this is something only a D could think up. Just another example of how the Republicrats and Demicans are just two different turds from the same a-hole. (keeping with the septic theme!)
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PostBy: DieselBob On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:17 pm

Oh yes. the RINO. You are correct in the Republicrats and Demicans. Its far past time they refer to the correct title of Conservative or Liberal.
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:36 am

What in the hell would be the purpose of this supposed tax?

LOL...wut? Idiots. Why in the hell are politicians so brain dead? I really need to move to a deserted island someplace and just annex myself from the uS. This *censored* is getting out of hand.
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