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Discussion in 'Property. Houses, Homes, Areas.' started by Ronnie, Aug 31, 2012.
Our tax bill for 2012 is the same as 2011. I thought taxes would go up. Anyone else surprised?
Property taxes in Wake County should go down. Property values are down since Wake County assessed values in 2008.
The News and Observer had an article about property taxes this morning. It is a difficult issue. If the counties lower the property tax assessment values, they will just have to increase the tax rates to collect the same amount of revenue.
But, they have a job to do. The article says that some homeowners are carrying an unfair portion of the burden. How can Wake County only reassess property values every 8 years and say they are being fair across the board?
Property tax reassessments are expensive. If they reassess to capture lower valuations, raise property tax rates to cover lower total tax base, and most people pay the same amount, is that a wise use of taxpayer resources?
If you are one of the ones who are paying more than a fair share of property taxes, it might seem like a very wise use.....
But the local authorities have to consider the many as well as the few.
Seems to me that the property taxes are so affordable that most people would hardly feel a difference.
Maybe compared to othe areas. Property taxes are a burden to many people here.
i don't understand why you aren't taxed on the price of the home. Isn't that what it is worth?
But wouldn't that freeze a valuation and people who never move would always pay less in taxes even if their home appreciated over time?
And also, many sales are at less than market value and those owners would not pay full property taxes.
Property taxes stink