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by Grumpy1993
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 60
Views: 4153

Re: Property taxes

SQLGeek wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:34 am
Grumpy1993 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:31 pm
While it's nice not to have to file a state income tax return, I have a friend in a mid Atlantic state with similar income and home value, and his combined state taxes aren't any higher than mine.
Yes, this.

When we moved back to Texas, I was also looking at North Carolina which would have actually been better from a work perspective. I haven't run the numbers in detail but I'm fairly certain my overall tax burden would have been than lower than here, too.

For how much California stinks in so many ways, my tax burden is just a tiny bit lower here.

Unless there's a significant change in property taxes, I don't see myself retiring in Texas.
Texas is a good place to work but a bad place to own a home. Unless you live in one of the robbing 'hoods I suppose.

I can't wait to find out how much worse the socialist majority made that wealth redistribution scam this session.
by Grumpy1993
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 60
Views: 4153

Re: Property taxes

Bonnen and crew gutting property tax protection for Texans this session, along with their ramped up spending, makes it very unattractive to retire in Texas. While it's nice not to have to file a state income tax return, I have a friend in a mid Atlantic state with similar income and home value, and his combined state taxes aren't any higher than mine. After this legislative session, I wouldn't be surprised if his state taxes are lower than mine. :???:
by Grumpy1993
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 60
Views: 4153

Re: Property taxes

chasfm11 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:13 am
One of the worst parts of the current policy is "robin hood" which takes money for higher tax base school districts and gives it to poor ones. It is so filled with holes that a very poor school district just build a water park with the funds that they could get under robin hood. The whole mess is disgusting to me.
:iagree:

To make matters worse, school tax is often the largest line item on residential property tax bills. In some places in Texas, home owners pay more for schools than roads, police, fire, hospitals, parks, and libraries combined.

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