Monday, January 08, 2007

Property tax talks coming to a town near you

Members of the Florida House are taking the discussion of property tax reform on the road. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Indialantic) and Rep. Frank Attkisson (R-Kissismmee) are heading up the traveling town hall meeting tour.

Those spearheading the effort insisted, "everything is on the table," when it
comes to reviewing Florida's tax system, said Sen. Mike Haridopolos,
R-Indialantic, chairman of the Senate Finance and Tax Committee.

The first meeting will take place later this month in Panama City. And while the idea is to get input from Florida citizens, the organizers certainly have ideas of their own:

Namely, both said that they're not in favor of redoing the Save Our Homes
tax cap, which has shifted more of the tax burden from homeowners to business
and investment property owners over the years. The cap has also created great
disparity in property taxes paid by newer homeowners compared to longtime

We look forward to the feedback that will surely surface.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

we need the save our homes passed before we loss our homes. for twenty years we live in an upstairs garden apartment and with our aging we would like to move downstairs,but the taxes prohibit
us from moving so we are staying put in hope of our governor doing as promised.