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resident of west manheim

Westminster, MD

#1 Jan 25, 2012
Been living in Pa for about 12 years now..and for the life of me,,,i have no idea why school taxes are so expensive. What does this money go towards..and how is it decided how much each family pays. Perhaps IF PA lowered the school tax.. there wouldnt be as many foreclosures. I think most people can afford a house, until you add in the crazy amont of taxes. If anyone can help me undertand why they are high,,and where the money goes...i would appreciate it.
duh

Littlestown, PA

#2 Jan 25, 2012
resident of west manheim wrote:
Been living in Pa for about 12 years now..and for the life of me,,,i have no idea why school taxes are so expensive. What does this money go towards..and how is it decided how much each family pays. Perhaps IF PA lowered the school tax.. there wouldnt be as many foreclosures. I think most people can afford a house, until you add in the crazy amont of taxes. If anyone can help me undertand why they are high,,and where the money goes...i would appreciate it.
are you kidding me what dont you understand ??did you just think of this after somebody moved your rock!!!!!
resident of west manheim

Westminster, MD

#3 Jan 26, 2012
hmmmm DUH.... dont be so cruel...was a question. I would LOVE to know what they are used for.. Compared to OTHER states...PA has very high taxes. So instead of being so MEAN...why not TELL me what they are used for..??? Hope today is a better day for you...
Dick Gozinya

Carlisle, PA

#4 Jan 26, 2012
School Taxes are most definately a Ripp Off in Pa. If they were'nt wasted and really used for things the schools actually need they would not be near as rediculous!
resident of west manheim

Westminster, MD

#5 Jan 26, 2012
Dick Gozinya wrote:
School Taxes are most definately a Ripp Off in Pa. If they were'nt wasted and really used for things the schools actually need they would not be near as rediculous!
I really just want to know what the money we pay goes for...In most states you have ONE tax.. i understand the property tax..but what does the $$ for school tax go to?
Trucker

Hanover, PA

#6 Jan 26, 2012
perhaps to get the correct answer go to the school district and ask to see their budget. It is public information. I don't think its right to have to pay school taxes after you have no children in school or evern better when you retire. I will admit that Southwestern School taxes are lower than many districts. Please do not say taxes are cheaper in Maryland because the are not or so many people would not move up to Pennsylvania.
Fetus T Bluster

Zellwood, FL

#7 Jan 26, 2012
Trucker wrote:
perhaps to get the correct answer go to the school district and ask to see their budget. It is public information. I don't think its right to have to pay school taxes after you have no children in school or evern better when you retire. I will admit that Southwestern School taxes are lower than many districts. Please do not say taxes are cheaper in Maryland because the are not or so many people would not move up to Pennsylvania.
people move from md to pa to get away from the Obama voters.
resident of west manheim

Westminster, MD

#8 Jan 27, 2012
Fetus T Bluster wrote:
<quoted text>people move from md to pa to get away from the Obama voters.
Taxes are cheaper in MD,,,you only have ONE,,,,your real estate Property tax..NO school tax... What does moving from MD to PA have to do with gettin away from Obama?
Fetus T Bluster

Zellwood, FL

#9 Jan 27, 2012
resident of west manheim wrote:
<quoted text> Taxes are cheaper in MD,,,you only have ONE,,,,your real estate Property tax..NO school tax... What does moving from MD to PA have to do with gettin away from Obama?
obama voters, the slugs who vote for obama.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#10 Feb 1, 2012
resident of west manheim wrote:
<quoted text> Taxes are cheaper in MD,,,you only have ONE,,,,your real estate Property tax..NO school tax... What does moving from MD to PA have to do with gettin away from Obama?
Where do you think they get the money to operate the school systems in MD?
resident of west manheim

Westminster, MD

#11 Feb 2, 2012
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you think they get the money to operate the school systems in MD?
From the taxes..BUT they are not anywhere near as high as in PA..,..

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#12 Feb 2, 2012
resident of west manheim wrote:
<quoted text> From the taxes..BUT they are not anywhere near as high as in PA..,..
I don't think anyone will argue with your point that taxes are higher in PA than they are in some other places. Unfortunately, if you want to live in PA right now, these are the taxes you will have to pay. Are the school, and other taxes, spent wisely? You can make good arguments on both sides of this topic so obviously, the correct answer is somewhere in the middle between yes and no. Our elected representatives are the only people that can make any changes to the system, good, bad, or otherwise. It's up to them, the only thing we can do is go to the polls and vote for whomever we think will do the best job at changing the system to a way that is more to our liking.
Until then, the only choices we have are to pay the taxes or move.
Trucker

Hanover, PA

#13 Feb 2, 2012
Again go to the School Board meetings and voice your opinion. If you can't take the time to go and be placed on record as speaking out don't complain.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#14 Feb 2, 2012
Trucker wrote:
Again go to the School Board meetings and voice your opinion. If you can't take the time to go and be placed on record as speaking out don't complain.
AMEN!
jdr1142

United States

#15 Feb 4, 2012
Taxes may not seemm higher in MD but they are. In addition to your state income tax, add 50% to 60% of your state income tax for a "piggyback tax" for the counties.

MD takes all the tax money, and then redistributes it from the rich counties to the poor counties and the city.

Maryland is also rich in user fees for everything, and impact fees on new construction that adds literally thousands of dollars to new homes.

PA used to be cheaper, but in the 1990's there was a large influx of Marylanders and the local governments saw the deep pockets of the new residents.

Just wait until it costs $16 to cross the Bay Bridge.

The Obamaphiles referenced above are the generational welfare families that would rather collect their money off the backs of the working families than go out and get a job on their own.
Truth Hurts

Hanover, PA

#16 Feb 6, 2012
Why is everyone comparing PA and MD. MD is a pointless shithole of the universe. No one cares about MD and everyone BUT Illegal invaders are trying like hell to get the hell out. PA taxes are high, work to change that put effort into it or stop bitching. I pay roughly $8500 a year in property taxes. I can stand it but I'd pay double that just not to live in MD.
Bmore 2 PA and Back

Rosedale, MD

#17 Jun 15, 2012
resident of west manheim
Owings Mills, MD... let me help you out with this one. I purchased a $317,000 home in Windsor with $6,000 per year school tax rate. After i found out "what they told me the taxes were for" i felt better about it.
'THEY SAY' the taxes collected pays for ALL OF THE OPERATIONS, salaries, schools, transportation, lunch, supplies (we never had to buy basic supplies) for the young ones,,,,BUT.
'THEY also SAY'... THAT WHENEVER THE CASINO MAKES OUT BIG FROM THE LOSERS,,, they recondition the school tax rates the following year... In my 3 years of living there, that never happened.
Hope this helps.
duh

Loysville, PA

#18 Jun 18, 2012
Trucker wrote:
Again go to the School Board meetings and voice your opinion. If you can't take the time to go and be placed on record as speaking out don't complain.
fact the school board dont care if your taxs up! lets justs look at hanover schools build a new football for what art smith too the money and ran !!!!!!!!! so true
Trucker

Hanover, PA

#19 Jun 19, 2012
Well duh I like many others don't like taxes especially taxes I receive nothing for as my school tax. In response to your comment of don't care, attending a government meeting is something like building blocks the more there are the stronger the structure. One or two taxpayers out of 10,000 voters attending a meeting don't cut it but most of the view points are the same its easier to sit home and complain. Nothing put in to something results in nothing.
Penn Township tax hell

Hanover, PA

#20 Jun 25, 2012
If the whole population would show up at the school board hearings with signs and protest I'm sure they would lower the tax back to where it was 10 yrs ago.LMFAO. Where is the Tea Party and all the Republicans who rule in York County? LOL.It's a joke folks. Then theres this property tax relief from the casinos well that all sounds good but I seem to remember fast Eddie Rendell promising that 10 yrs ago??? BS as usual.We have a spending problem in the USA. Just say no like your boss does at your job and we will be fine.

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