Wednesday, December 06, 2006

It didn't have to be this way....

From the Oshkosh Northwestern:

Tax bills sent out from the city ultimately will bring in more than $70 million in tax levy dollars for the city, county, Fox Valley Technical College and Oshkosh school district. The city levy – just under $25.6 million – is the largest dollar amount of the taxing entities. The Winnebago County portion of the tax bill has the biggest percentage increase from last year, up 5 percent from last year.

The County levy is for Oshkosh property owners is $5.47/$1,000 in 2006, it was $5.21/$1,000 in 2005.

The original budget proposed with the sales tax had about a $4.80/$1,000 rate (I will update this later when I find the exact number.

Just a reminder to those who said the sales tax would not reduce the property tax.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahh it may have reduced the property tax in 2006 but would it have reduced the total taxes paid by an individual?

I would guess not, especially in years 2,3,4.......

Jeff you must look at the big picture

maybe reduce the doughnut budget, and the size of the county board and we might be able to start talking

3:23 PM  
Blogger Jef Hall said...

For some individuals, it would have reduced the amount of taxes paid. I went through the list at the meeting.

Also, remember that the plan used mostly tax revenue from out-of-county tourists.

It would have reduced the burden on fixed-income elderly homeowners, farmers, manufacturers and other people who own property but do not spend a lot of money on taxable items.

And, for the record, I voted against the donuts and will not be taking from the refereshments supplied anymore.

As for the size of the board saving money, I will have a post on that coming up.

8:16 PM  

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