depends on where you are, a lot of property taxes pay for the local school districts, like mine does..... some towns don't have property taxes, it all depends on where you are what the local town has set up... this is not a federal or state thing, it's all local, so you can live somewere without a tax if you want to, you could also live somewhere without sales tax if you want to... some states don't even have state taxes... its all up to you what you pay based on where you live... the only thing that is a definite thing is the federal income tax
sc302, on 21 January 2013 - 14:27, said:
I personally like how our tax system works.
We have income tax (taxes on what we get paid)
We have interest tax (any money that you make outside of your income also gets taxed)
We have sales tax (taxes on what we spend)
We have property tax (taxes on our homes that we own)
We have school tax (taxes that goes to school which is usually lumped with property tax)
We have federal tax (taxes that we have to pay the federal government)
We have death tax (taxes on money that we receive that has already been taxed by the previous owner of said monies)
After all is said and done, the average American may get to keep about 20% of their money.
you forgot gas taxes, on all gas you use for travel
Utilities taxes for all the public utilities
some places like california now have eco taxes for recycling electronics....... blah
Capital Gains taxes for investments.......