Comments
1 - 20 of 97 Comments Last updated Nov 24, 2012
First Prev
of 5
Next Last
Salem_Resident

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
May 25, 2010
 
What could be the justification for not paying your taxes?
If I don't pay my taxes they sell my property or put leins on it or worse you could go to jail. So what makes SIU Special?
Judy

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
May 25, 2010
 
Question is do we have people in the City Government that are smart enough to match wits with their lawyers. Is the Council and their Lawyers smarter than a Fifth Grader?
Or even a First Grader?
dumbarss

Bridgeport, WV

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
May 25, 2010
 
No they wont pay but our govt is going to cut a deal with them, it does not make sense are they willing to cut deals with every other bussiness owner in Salem?
Tax_Watch_Dog

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
May 25, 2010
 
Salem's esteemed council members are going to receive a law suit notification soon if they do.

I think more than Israel should be led out of the
council with handcuffs on. Make a great story for TV.
Max

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
May 31, 2010
 
Tax_Watch_Dog wrote:
Salem's esteemed council members are going to receive a law suit notification soon if they do.
I think more than Israel should be led out of the
council with handcuffs on. Make a great story for TV.
Top dog at SIU will be back in town this week to cut the deal. Bend over Salem business.
humty dumpty

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Jun 2, 2010
 
Judy wrote:
Question is do we have people in the City Government that are smart enough to match wits with their lawyers. Is the Council and their Lawyers smarter than a Fifth Grader?
Or even a First Grader?
No Judy but most are still a hell of alot smarter than you!
Judy

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Jun 4, 2010
 
humty dumpty wrote:
<quoted text>No Judy but most are still a hell of alot smarter than you!
We'll im an MD.(Mountain Doctor that is)
Judy

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Jun 4, 2010
 
humty dumpty wrote:
<quoted text>No Judy but most are still a hell of alot smarter than you!
As they say the proof is in the puddin boy.Lets see what the deal is.
Salem_Resident

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Jun 7, 2010
 
Judy wrote:
<quoted text>
As they say the proof is in the puddin boy.Lets see what the deal is.
Bunch of free loaders.
Humpty Dumpty

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Jun 9, 2010
 
Boy these sites are boring without Israel J WillimsIII
Salem_Resident

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Jun 9, 2010
 
Humpty Dumpty wrote:
Boy these sites are boring without Israel J WillimsIII
Yeah he da man
Salem_Resident

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Jun 9, 2010
 

Judged:

1

SIU may trade intellectual capital for unpaid B&O
taxes. Do they have it to spare?
ummmno

Bridgeport, WV

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Jun 9, 2010
 
I think it is totally unfair they do not pay their BnO and you have one council member trying to enforce the ordinance and no matter how much negotation that Janitor Jim Professor Dave or the new patsy does they still have to enforce the ordinance as written. If they choose to exempt SIU or cut them a break every business in Salem should demand the same kind of treatment. Unfair and unethical.
Salem_Resident

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Jun 9, 2010
 

Judged:

1

FYI, The CFO up there pulls in more than $400,000
per year. Don't ya think SIU could do their civic duty and pay the damn taxes like the rest of us.
Instead of always trying to poor boy the city.
Salem Resident2

Berkeley Springs, WV

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Jun 12, 2010
 
SIU does not necessarily have to pay B&O taxes in Salem because they are not completely "based" out of Salem, WV. They have administrative/online college ofices in Carmel, Indiana. They pay their share there and thus the income is not made in Salem. This is nothing new!
ummmno

Bridgeport, WV

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Jun 13, 2010
 

Judged:

1

anything that is ran through salem "on campus students and online students as well" is BnO I love the exponent , they may let Salem use a grant writer , When did SIU get a grant writer, they may finance a police officer, when did SIU become fans of the PD. The best way is BnO it would be a constant steady supply of funding for the city. If you think they are really going to move the college after investing millions on campus you all would be wrong, I WOULD SAy it is a safe bet that the big dogs will threaten that but that will be as far as it goes, but when you look at who the city has looking out for our interests you know we are screwed.
Salem_Resident

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Jun 14, 2010
 

Judged:

1

Salem Resident2 wrote:
SIU does not necessarily have to pay B&O taxes in Salem because they are not completely "based" out of Salem, WV. They have administrative/online college ofices in Carmel, Indiana. They pay their share there and thus the income is not made in Salem. This is nothing new!
No,no they should only pay what is owed Salem, were not talking about Indiana at least pay that we all pay our taxes or face the consequences no one like paying taxers but a necessary evil.
Max

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Jun 14, 2010
 
ummmno wrote:
anything that is ran through salem "on campus students and online students as well" is BnO I love the exponent , they may let Salem use a grant writer , When did SIU get a grant writer, they may finance a police officer, when did SIU become fans of the PD. The best way is BnO it would be a constant steady supply of funding for the city. If you think they are really going to move the college after investing millions on campus you all would be wrong, I WOULD SAy it is a safe bet that the big dogs will threaten that but that will be as far as it goes, but when you look at who the city has looking out for our interests you know we are screwed.
If they are allowed to barter their taxes then the Florist should be allowed to send flowers to the CFO,and the BP should be allowed to contribute a tankful of gas,or the IGA can barter a loaf of bread,or how about the Barber shop gives council a free haircut. What an obscene idea, Grant writer.
Just a question

Durham, NC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Jun 14, 2010
 

Judged:

1

Salem resident 2, to answer your question. Even though they have administrative offices in Indiana makes no difference. The business initiates in Salem therefore it creates "nexus" A few years back a bank tried to use the same logic that they should not have to pay B&O taxes to the City of Charleston, however, the WV State Supreme Court ruled that it did create nexus and therefore they were still liable for the tax. If they are a private institution of learning and are making money as such, therefore, they would not be exempt from the tax because they are not a public entity. Therefore, according toe state code, they would be responsible for paying the tax. I would love to read the city's B&O Ordinance. I do hope the city does not back down from this fight.
ummmno

Bridgeport, WV

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Jun 14, 2010
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Just a question, contact councilman Williams he was in my shop recently with a packet of information including the city's ordinance on BnO taxes, and the legal opinion of Fran Whiteman, it said the city should be collecting BnO off the university, but then you read the news the city is backing off by willing to "Barter" for a grant writer or let the university finance a police officer. I love Max anwser let all the shop owners barter so we can save our money and just use our stock in our shop what a bunch of morons at the city building.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 5
Next Last
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Salem Discussions

Search the Salem Forum:
Title Updated Last By Comments
Easy chicks 2 17 min Not2dayorever 7
WV Who do you support for U.S. Senate in West Virg... (Oct '10) 1 hr George 53,689
Lanie Hofer 1 hr Senator Alex Weinstein 1
The Sias's of North View 1 hr Senator Alex Weinstein 1
Clarksburg police chief resigns; interim chief ... (Jul '13) 1 hr Senator Alex Weinstein 141
dominos pizza Jul 22 Alex Weinstein Fan 2
Debate: Marijuana - Salem, WV (Aug '10) Jul 22 blunt 26
•••
•••
•••
Salem Dating

more search filters

less search filters

•••

Salem Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Salem People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Salem News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Salem
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••