JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: December 2007

Property Tax Relief....or so they would have us believe.

 Call me a sceptic, but when the politicians speak, I automatically assume that they are lying. This has always been my point of view and I find that more often than not I am correct.

 Currently here in Columbia we have voted in a 1% increase in the sales tax. This is according to the politicians going to lower our property taxes. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but six of one is still half a dozen of the other. Currently in Columbia the renters vs. homeowners statistics are nearly neck and neck at 50/50. So, half the people are paying all the property taxes. This is of-course leaving out the property taxes on automobiles.

 In my humble opinion, I believe it will simply be worked out in a way that not only is the sales tax higher, but our property taxes will not be lower. Either by raising the millage rate or by figuring out some other way to screw the tax payer, call me a sceptic, but I'm simply not buying into the program. One way or another, this will turn out to be not so great just like so many empty promises before it.


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsJL Boney, III • December 30 2007 08:24PM
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