Businesses in the county should pay their fair share of taxes
Posted in the Las Cruces Forum
#1 Mar 24, 2013
Some citizens in our County are not paying what they should so the rest of us must pay more! For example, the difference in the 2013 tax rates for Dona Ana Residential (0.023361) versus non-residential (0.026541) equates to a difference in tax revenue of 1769.41 638.52 =$1130.88 for every $100,000 of assessed value. While this may not seem much, it appears to be enough for some county officials to operate a business in a residential area, irrespective of the impact on the neighbors. Maybe we should ask the Doņa Ana County Planning and Zoning Commission because one of their members is running a construction business in an area zoned as residential or perhaps ask the County Commissioner herself, who is there most weeks. The property is worth much more than $100,000 considering the acreage, size of the house and the construction building on the property so how much tax revenue have we lost in the last 10+ years just on this property and how many others are doing the same? Personally, I'd rather have the County get the taxes they are owed instead of raising the rest of ours to cover their expenses.
#2 Mar 24, 2013
Is this not the same guy who used his position on the Doņa Ana County Planning and Zoning Commission to try to push through a cell phone tower without the needs assessment and input from his neighbors?
#3 Mar 24, 2013
Maybe you should consider the fact that they actually hire people and therefore provide monies into local coffers as they pay
for each and every permit they get etc not to mention the
payroll that they run.
I guess this is the way it is - equalize everyone no matter what they do.
Maybe while they are at it they should check the value of your
property as well and since you are a homeowner then double your
property tax to equal what the business owner is paying?
Of course clowns like you will favor across the board tax boost for
all county residents so you don't have to pay anything extra out of
#4 Mar 24, 2013
Well if the guy actually hire folk instead of using the business as a way to pay less taxes then maybe I would appreciate it. WHy should we pay for his tax haven.
#5 Mar 25, 2013
Sorry but from the sound of it he may just be paying your way -
seems like you have a issue with him being a small business person trying to help people out by employing them, paying his fair share of taxes.
Then again, if your so concerned go over and talk to the man and
see what he really is doing there. You might just be surprised.
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