Omron

Toms River, NJ

#1 Dec 19, 2009
Does anyone else think the Tax rate in Norristown is disturbing? The total Millage rate for Norristown Seems to be one of the highest in the County @41.712 PLUS the Earned Income Tax is over DOUBLE the norm @ 2.1%!
Most of Pennsylvania is limited to 1% but apperently, they are able to get away with that because of 'Home Rule'(whatever that means).
I just don't see what I'm getting for all the money I pay every year!
Yes, yes, I know....we don't have a mall like KOP and Plymouth, but come-on! I can see a somewhat higher rate for all the street lights maybe for the street sweeper once a week...but how do you justify BOTH the high Millage AND an Earned Income Tax of 2.1%??? Especially when the norm for the state is .5 for the schools and .5 for local.
How did we get stuck with .6 for the schools and 1.5 for the local (I thought I read that the school can jack its' rate up to 1.5 if they want to).
Does anyone know why it is like this?
I guess the bright side is that the police finally got rid of the hookers on Main St and we don't pay Philly taxes.
Omron

Toms River, NJ

#2 Dec 19, 2009
Oops, forgot to add the Tax rate page for Montgomery County.
Sorry!
http://boa.montcopa.org/boa/cwp/view.asp...
NO NONSENSE GUY

Norristown, PA

#3 Dec 31, 2009
I couldn't agree with you more! What is my money going towards? Am I paying for the scum who live downtown? Obviously, my taxes arent going towards better'ing this community! The scum bag trash still live downtown, they still make their way up to my neighborhood, and their kids are still putting a damper on our school system! I moved here from NJ about a year ago and I'm ready to move back! At least when I was getting f'd on my taxes, they were keeping the schools respectable and driving trash out.
ENOUGH

Norristown, PA

#4 Dec 31, 2009
Omron wrote:
Oops, forgot to add the Tax rate page for Montgomery County.
Sorry!
http://boa.montcopa.org/boa/cwp/view.asp...
I couldn't agree with you more! What is my money going towards? Am I paying for the scum who live downtown? Obviously, my taxes arent going towards better'ing this community! The scum bag trash still live downtown, they still make their way up to my neighborhood, and their kids are still putting a damper on our school system! I moved here from NJ about a year ago and I'm ready to move back! At least when I was getting f'd on my taxes, they were keeping the schools respectable and driving trash out.
disgusted

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jan 5, 2010
I agree and for what junkies esp at the eagels lodge and some of the junkie employes at the court house
ENOUGH

Norristown, PA

#6 Jan 12, 2010
How about the little $hitheads who are running around causing chaos!? I would love to beat their parents...nothing but black and white trash! And if I catch the little mf who is driving around with his 96 Suburban with rims with his nephew, flying past my house, I will peel your wig punk!
Swede St Neighbor

Denver, CO

#7 Jan 14, 2010
ENOUGH wrote:
How about the little $hitheads who are running around causing chaos!? I would love to beat their parents...nothing but black and white trash! And if I catch the little mf who is driving around with his 96 Suburban with rims with his nephew, flying past my house, I will peel your wig punk!
Hmm, would'nt be the green one would it?
nonotown

Glenside, PA

#8 Mar 4, 2012
Don't forget the $52 for those who work t
in this crappy town. All that street sweeping has got to paid for some how
Ronnie Shatpants

Norristown, PA

#9 Mar 4, 2012
I'm trying to move but I'm having a hard time convincing anyone to move into this fn town! What benefit would they get from moving here to pay high taxes? A bunch of ghetto a-holes committing crime and bringing down the property values--that's what!
Anonymous

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Mar 10, 2012
Omron,-- thank you for chart of Millage Rates for Montgomery County!-- that is an eye opener for me -- Sorry you're being hit so hard (and unfair!).-- I hope that someone here can give us good and valid suggestions on how to bring attention to appropriate ear for this unfair issue (i.e. congressman, etc.)...do you know if any community has ever had millage rate reversed?
Brotherbilly

Raleigh, NC

#11 Nov 7, 2012
I like to know myself what these taxes are used for too! I have been a homeowner for over 28 years here and I have yet to see my monies worth of taxes do anything! Our street get tickets on street cleaning day but often do they get cleaned! Our leaves have been on the street for weeks! As far as our school taxes, I am hoping that my money is not funding programs that I do not endorse! I have to check on that! We need to get rid of alot of the slumlords as well as crack down on these bad kids running thru the streets! They need their butts whooped but the sissified pascifist crybabies would cry child abuse, so those morons help keep the problems going!

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