In the next couple of weeks, you will be getting your property tax bills for the year, and if you are like me, your jaw will be hitting the floor.
I have been told over the last couple of years that this year’s property taxes would finally be representative of the bottom dropping out of our home values. Well, they pulled the old “bait and switch” on us where the appraisal of our properties finally was dropped to reflect the actual market value, but the new tax rates have been raised so much that we get hosed again.
My house went down $33,000 in appraised value, but my taxes are going up 25 percent over last year.
Whether liberal, moderate or conservative, we all need to tell our supervisors how we feel about this egregious and overbearing tax increase. This is simply unacceptable and reminds me of what we hear from California residents.
With most of us not receiving any raise in income since before the recession began, how on Earth can the supervisors think we can afford this? This might be one of the only things I agree with the Tea Party on.
Tell your county supervisor how you feel.