Bexley income-tax increase to go on ballot | The Columbus Dispatch

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Bexley voters will decide this fall whether to increase the city's income-tax rate by a half-percentage point.
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Linda

Galloway, OH

#1 Jul 27, 2011
Bexley politicians are as insane as the rest of the country. They don't realize the well has run dry either. But as we know Obama said, "Oh yes we can, we must all sacrifice"!
confused

United States

#2 Jul 27, 2011
Linda wrote:
Bexley politicians are as insane as the rest of the country. They don't realize the well has run dry either. But as we know Obama said, "Oh yes we can, we must all sacrifice"!
The so called gov.also said that remember!!Here we go with the tea party tax!!!
Life Long Bexley Resident

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 27, 2011
I live and work in Bexley, and my wife works in Columbus. We are NOT wealthy, we make about $100K a year - combined. This tax increase and credit reduction is going to take our RITA tax bill from $800/year, to $1300/year. That's $500 extra per year, to a young working family, just trying to get by and put our kids through excellent schools. All this, so that the estate tax could be eliminated for estates over $338,000. This is absolutely shameful. I have voted for every Bexley School levy EVER, but I will NOT for vote for this, and I intend to vote down every member of council who approved this measure, and who will subsequently benefit from the elimination of the estate tax. Just shameful.
Johnny 5 Alive

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 27, 2011
Life Long Bexley Resident wrote:
I live and work in Bexley, and my wife works in Columbus. We are NOT wealthy, we make about $100K a year - combined. This tax increase and credit reduction is going to take our RITA tax bill from $800/year, to $1300/year. That's $500 extra per year, to a young working family, just trying to get by and put our kids through excellent schools. All this, so that the estate tax could be eliminated for estates over $338,000. This is absolutely shameful. I have voted for every Bexley School levy EVER, but I will NOT for vote for this, and I intend to vote down every member of council who approved this measure, and who will subsequently benefit from the elimination of the estate tax. Just shameful.
I absolutetly love this statement above. This is the epitome of how most people feel and think. Why are so many so willing to sacrifice so much for schools. Let me explain something. Both of these parents are working hard, probably reading to their kids, teaching them right from wrong, feeding them, providing shelter and emotional support. Then they hand their checkbook to schools and give them all the credit for educational success. YOU ARE THE REASON FOR YOUR CHILD'S SUCCESS. Here is what studies prove that almost guarantee a good education: Stay married, read to your kid, have expectations and stay involved with their school. STOP VOTING FOR SCHOOL LEVIES. We're spending over 14K per student per year in Bexley and getting worse results than Oakwood School District, which spends about 3K less per child. The demographics in that city are virtually the same as Bexley.

Our city probably needs this money, but we are spending way too much on our schools.
Question1

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Jul 27, 2011
The article states:

"Those who work outside the city now get an 80 percent credit from Bexley, meaning they pay Bexley 20percent of the income-tax rate. The council would like to lower that tax credit to 65 percent.

That means that Bexley residents who earn $100,000 a year working in a 2.5 percent city such as Columbus would pay $875 a year to Bexley, when they currently pay $400 a year."

My question to the posters.. If passed does ths mean those taxpayers will actually be paying $475.00 more or is this just a matter of Columbus crediting the additional $475.00 to Bexley that they normally would have been able to keep?
young Bexley family

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 27, 2011
izzy wrote:
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Well you identified yourself as an idiot when you admitted you have voted for every Bexley school levy forever. You are the reason for the problem. You are one of the morons I have to live among.
You are an idiot. Probably a tea bagger. Stay up in Dublin, please. Your schools have dropped out of the top tier, your property taxes are still super high and property values in your neighborhood are down significantly. You are the moron.
reality check

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 27, 2011
I moved out of bexley....that was the solution.
Bex Resident

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 27, 2011
Not sure what else Bexley is supposed to do when Kasich cuts over 20% from their budget in order to solve his 10% deficit. The city has cut, cut, cut - make no mistake - Kasich is pushing the tax raise to local communities, esp. communities like Bexley where the estate tax provided substantial funds.
Mike

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 27, 2011
They will be paying $475 more. They pay Columbus $2,500 regardless of what they pay to the town where they live. Basically all the 'burbs have some type of credit for taxes paid elsewhere. It doesn't affect taxes paid to Columbus (or any other city where you may work), only how much tax you have to pay to your city of residence on top of what you pay to Columbus.
Question1 wrote:
The article states:
"Those who work outside the city now get an 80 percent credit from Bexley, meaning they pay Bexley 20percent of the income-tax rate. The council would like to lower that tax credit to 65 percent.
That means that Bexley residents who earn $100,000 a year working in a 2.5 percent city such as Columbus would pay $875 a year to Bexley, when they currently pay $400 a year."
My question to the posters.. If passed does ths mean those taxpayers will actually be paying $475.00 more or is this just a matter of Columbus crediting the additional $475.00 to Bexley that they normally would have been able to keep?
Right

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 27, 2011
Sure you did. Probably to Columbus I imagine, where the tax was already 2.5%?
reality check wrote:
I moved out of bexley....that was the solution.
Right

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 27, 2011
I hear what you're saying, but how do you see Bexley council "benefiting from the elimination of the estate tax"? They didn't vote on it - that was a cut pushed to Bexley by the state. So you're going to vote against your local council because you don't like what Kasich did?
Life Long Bexley Resident wrote:
I live and work in Bexley, and my wife works in Columbus. We are NOT wealthy, we make about $100K a year - combined. This tax increase and credit reduction is going to take our RITA tax bill from $800/year, to $1300/year. That's $500 extra per year, to a young working family, just trying to get by and put our kids through excellent schools. All this, so that the estate tax could be eliminated for estates over $338,000. This is absolutely shameful. I have voted for every Bexley School levy EVER, but I will NOT for vote for this, and I intend to vote down every member of council who approved this measure, and who will subsequently benefit from the elimination of the estate tax. Just shameful.
Ron

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 27, 2011
Why is it that the first knee jerk reaction of Bexley public officals are to increase taxes in a near depression ecomony, when we here in the private sector are having our pay cut, benefits taken away, or our jobs elimated. We have lived here in Bexley since 2007, since then we have seen the following TAXES INCREASED: property, school, library, and now they want to double our city income taxes! Its time we take out city back and change the leadership in the mayor and city council offices! Please VOTE NO on this issue, and if city officals increase taxes on their own, without the voters having a say, we should and will remove them from office!
MosesKey

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 27, 2011
I don't think members of the tribe like to pay more taxes.
Ron

Columbus, OH

#15 Jul 27, 2011
Right wrote:
I hear what you're saying, but how do you see Bexley council "benefiting from the elimination of the estate tax"? They didn't vote on it - that was a cut pushed to Bexley by the state. So you're going to vote against your local council because you don't like what Kasich did?
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Why have the "Death Tax"? Those individuals that worked their entire life and paid taxes every step of the way and want to pass something on to their children, then why in the heck should the goverment tax them again when they die? It does not make sense! Bexley's problem, as with the Federal government, are living beyond their means! Its not a tax problem, but a spending problem!
SB5 is Needed

Newark, OH

#16 Jul 27, 2011
SB5 is Needed
Informed

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 27, 2011
Yeah, you clearly haven't been following the facts of this story.
Ron wrote:
Why is it that the first knee jerk reaction of Bexley public officals are to increase taxes in a near depression ecomony, when we here in the private sector are having our pay cut, benefits taken away, or our jobs elimated. We have lived here in Bexley since 2007, since then we have seen the following TAXES INCREASED: property, school, library, and now they want to double our city income taxes! Its time we take out city back and change the leadership in the mayor and city council offices! Please VOTE NO on this issue, and if city officals increase taxes on their own, without the voters having a say, we should and will remove them from office!
reality check

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 27, 2011
Right wrote:
Sure you did. Probably to Columbus I imagine, where the tax was already 2.5%?
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actually westerville retard
locations on names aren't accurate if you haven't been keen enough to pick up on
Right

Columbus, OH

#19 Jul 27, 2011
Wow - name calling? Mature. So I'm sure you're not too happy then about the 1% school income tax increase you're about to be hit with then in Westerville, bringing your local tax rate to 3%. Probably a good time to move back to Bexley.

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_ne...
reality check wrote:
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actually westerville retard
locations on names aren't accurate if you haven't been keen enough to pick up on
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 27, 2011
Right wrote:
Wow - name calling? Mature. So I'm sure you're not too happy then about the 1% school income tax increase you're about to be hit with then in Westerville, bringing your local tax rate to 3%. Probably a good time to move back to Bexley.
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_ne...
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It has to pass, though I admit there might be enough deadbeats and morons who will vote for the Westerville levy.

The only reason I bought in Westerville over Big Walnut was the lack of the school district income tax - my kids are not schooled by the government schools.

I have to consider moving further out if it passes.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#21 Jul 27, 2011
What we really need to do is abolish the local income tax!
It is a matrix of uncoordinated and infighting politicians trying to grab money from each other and trampling the citizens in the same act.
Most of the Income Tax offices cannot even give accurate advice on how to pay the tax - and at what rate and from what incomes. The taxes overlap, some give credit, some don't. You pay on "medicare level" earned income, not off the gross or adjusted gross or the net.
Too complicated. I'll bet that the majority are paying wrong and don't even know it. I know of contractors that won't even go into some cities because they get jerked around by the government when trying to pay everybody their income taxes due.
Far better would be to do like other states and apportion the State Income Tax according to an agreed upon formula. Look at all those layers of bureaucracy that would be eliminated - and not cost us good money any more!

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