Published: Sunday, April 28 2013 11:35 a.m. MDT
All taxes on residential property should be abolished so that people actually
own their homes.
The funds that maintain a fire department, police department, roads, schools and
such must come from somewhere, (try living in a large community without these
things), but at some point the burden should lighten, not increase.
Property ownership was very important to our Founding Fathers! I agree that the
money needs to come from somewhere just not from my property! We homeschool our
children and yet the bulk of my property taxes goes to the public education
system. Direct taxation of goods and services would provide what is needed for
all of the afore mentioned services. My property taxes increased 15% and the
county wants more! Where does it end?
The state changed the way they approve people by counting all people in the
house's income. Many elderly that had family living with them as care
givers stopped qualifying.
This property tax lie is not intended to help the elderly. Anyone on SSA or
retirement cannot qualify. Any elderly facing foreclosure for tax liability and
unpaid medicaid care will be thrown out of their home, this program is not
intended to help the elderly. Its an expansion of the welfare system and you
have to qualify for welfare to be able to think about qualifying for tax
abatement's.The state has to throw people out of their homes so
they can confiscate the property for unpaid medicaid care. Yes, the Utah health
care exchange is behind it all and put liens on homes to recover money for
medicaid that is supposed to be an entitlement of this insurance plan we pay for
50 years of working.People who receive homes as gifts, disabled, and
on welfare are not getting medicaid, medicare, or SSA can request tax relief.
This story is a lie. To apply and receive this aid being elderly is not a part
of the qualification to receive this adjusted tax lien. Welfare has a higher
priority than age or cost of living expenses. Cost of living and medical debt or
poverty is excluded and irrelevant.
gridley is right. My property taxes have more than doubled in the years
I've been in my home. We are elderly and infirmed but because we are not at
rock bottom poverty level we do not qualify. The amount of income hasn't
increased hardly at all since the inception of this program and legislators
should look at increasing the dollar amount. We are on a fixed income and
everything keeps going up, Obamacare costs are already making it more difficult
as insurance companies have doubled premiums. We haven't gotten double our
income! Anyway,seniors in many states are not required to pay property taxes at
the regular rate. Utah needs to get on board and not keep their seniors so
financially strapped that they can't provide food or medicines to
themselves.This is a good program but it just doesn't do enough for
seniors. The dollar amount of income is way too low. How about stopping taxes on
social security income as well?
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