Thursday, January 19, 2006

PWC Personal Property Taxes to Rise

I hope the reader recognizes the self-control necessary to eschew (for now) further comment on this.

5 comments:

MOM said...

Oh please let loose, I can't wait for the debate and spin to follow regarding these statements:

Connaughton suggested to other supervisors that the county print an advisory on personal property tax bills saying why people were paying more.

Supervisor John D. Jenkins, D-Neabsco agreed.

"We ought to say the reason you're having to pay a local tax is because the state is requiring you to do it," Jenkins said.

criticallythinking said...

Show of hands: Everybody who wants their tax dollars spent for an advisory to be mailed to your house explaining what it isn't your county supervisor's fault your taxes are going up.

Anybody?

mitch's wife said...

Show of hands: Everybody who heard Sean say that he wants to spend their tax dollars on an advisory to be mailed to your house explaining what it isn't your county supervisor's fault your taxes are going up.

Anybody?

If you raised your hands, then listen to him again. The suggestion was to print a comment on the bill explaining that the smaller than reasonably expected reimbursement was due to a reduction in the reimbursement rate that the General Assembly approved. No one suggested that a mailer be sent for the purpose of "explaining what it isn't your county supervisor's fault your taxes are going up."

The bills are going out either way. Using them for multiple purposes, including notifying the citizens that the General Assembly raised their taxes costs the taxpayers nothing extra.

Mitch Cumstein said...

Mitch's Wife:

Sometimes they just throw a nice fat one right over the plate. Way to hit that one out of the park!

NoVA Scout said...

A show of hands also from anyone who believes that the execution of car tax repeal did not include a smoke and mirrors element that left local governments hodling the bag. The bigger the jurisdiction, the worse the problem.