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Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: January 07, 2008 09:55AM

Finally some good news for us taxpayers. There's some new legislation down in Richmond that might give us up to a 20% rebate on property taxes. Sure sounds good- but I'll believe it when I see it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/06/AR2008010602310.html

Hopefully this will offset the big Metro fare-hike that just took effect this week!

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Re: Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: Lurker.. ()
Date: January 07, 2008 10:16AM

"Please don't squeeze the Nun."

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple sounds like a Nun who married the Charmin guy.

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Re: Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: January 07, 2008 02:02PM

"Under the bill, submitted by Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington), local governments would be allowed to give homeowners as much as a 20 percent rebate on their real estate assessments, which could mean savings of hundreds of dollars a year. "

You actually think Fairfax county would do that???? This is the home of "tax and spend" game.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2008 01:09PM by ITRADE.

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Re: Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: Taxing Mad ()
Date: January 07, 2008 07:25PM

ITRADE Wrote:
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> You actually Fairfax county would do that???? This
> is the home of "tax and spend" game.

I agree. I don't see Connelly and his crew voting for this.

In today's Post article, the one Arlington County official was complaining that he was paying about $360 a month for his assessed value of $826k. In Fairfax County, it would be $667 a month for the same assessment. We are the ones that should have the rebate.

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Re: Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: January 07, 2008 08:30PM

> I agree. I don't see Connelly and his crew voting for this.

That's a fair assumption, but I just can't see FFX not following suit on tax rebates if the rest of the state were giving them out. Especially if neighboring counties like Arlington started rebating taxes. It would be sure-fire political suicide for anyone that voted against it. Connolly has political aspirations, he wouldn't be that dumb.

Guess we'll see what happens though! I know I'll be buying a new plasma TV the moment I hear about the rebate.

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Re: Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: January 07, 2008 09:19PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> I know I'll be buying a new plasma TV the moment
> I hear about the rebate.


why wait? just get a sub-prime loan and buy all the shit you want! lol.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: January 07, 2008 10:20PM

Gravis Wrote:
>just get a sub-prime loan

Haha. What marketing genius ever came up with the term "sub"-prime anyway?

I woulda loved to hear that sales pitch.

"This ain't just prime muthafucka, it's SUB-prime"

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Re: Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: Cornerstone ()
Date: January 07, 2008 10:30PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> > I agree. I don't see Connelly and his crew
> voting for this.
>
> That's a fair assumption, but I just can't see FFX
> not following suit on tax rebates if the rest of
> the state were giving them out. Especially if
> neighboring counties like Arlington started
> rebating taxes. It would be sure-fire political
> suicide for anyone that voted against it.
> Connolly has political aspirations, he wouldn't be
> that dumb.
>
> Guess we'll see what happens though! I know I'll
> be buying a new plasma TV the moment I hear about
> the rebate.

How can they give rebates and keep the same tax rate? They can't. Sure, they can raise the rate and then give a rebate on 20% of the assessment, but what kind of rebate is that? The county is already facing a shortfall and the way the voters keep approving bonds at a ridiculous rate, there isn't enough money. This county has gotten so bloated and so spend happy over the last decade, we have dug ourselves into a hole that will take some belt tightening to get out of it. Fairfax voters will not accept that notion. The county was able to skate by as real estate prices skyrocketed even as the population balooned as well. If the current trend of real estate prices continues to fall and the population continues to grow, a greater strain will be placed on resources. I ahve yet to see anyone address this problem - Republican or Democrat or the fiscally irresponsible voters.

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Re: Possible Tax Exemption for VA homeowners
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: January 10, 2008 12:56PM

Fairfax County would never do a rebate without scamming it with a rate hike.

Just look at the car tax... Fairfax County pro-rates garaged vehicle time, while many other counties just base it on what cars you have on January 1 of each year.

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