New York State Property tax

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The Property tax has been around for awhile now. People have had to pay a fee on their property every year. Some property owners seem to be punished and have to pay an unreasonable amount of money of their taxes. 1“The value of your real property reflects on your real property tax”(How the Property Tax Works. A publication of the State Board of Real Property services). This leaves taxpayers that own a good amount of property and have a nice house have to pay a chunk of their income on their taxes. 2“Counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, and special districts each raise money through the real property tax. The money funds schools, pays for things like the police and fire department, maintains our roads, etc.” (The Property tax and its Administration, Arthur D. Lynn Jr.). These are all left tax exempt too, that isn’t fair they just eat our money.3“When

the state determines the amount that you will pay for your property taxes they determine it through two things. One is the property’s taxable assessment and the tax rates of where the property is located. The tax rate is also determined by the amount of the tax levy to be raised from all, or part, of an assessing unit, and the units taxable”(Property taxation Land use and Public Policy, Arthur D. Lynn, Jr.). Some people own a lot of property that they need to make a living with but then get punished and have to pay an extraordinary amount of money on their taxes.

        Some of us feel that we should not have to be punished for how well our property that we own is maintained. People who don’t take care of their property as well as others pay less money on their taxes, if they both have the...