Friday, January 23, 2009

Thanks. You Could Have At Least Bought Us Dinner.

Before you screwed us into the ground. I knew our entire township was having our homes and property re-assessed but I really wasn't worried. I figured at most, with everything that is going on with the housing market our taxes might go up a few hundred dollars more a year. Yeah, it would hurt but such is life. I never expected for them to go up an additional $1700.00 on top of what we already pay.

How is this possible. Just about everyone we know who lives in the same township as us (except they don't live on the island) had their taxes lowered. Yup, you read that correctly, lowered. I guess those of us who live over here are expected to carry the extra financial weight of the rest of the township? Great theory except.......we can't afford these taxes. I don't know what on earth we are going to do. I have a meeting set up next Thursday to appeal this but who knows what will come of it. I know everyone who lives over here is fighting, fighting to be able to keep a roof over our heads. Some people even had their taxes doubled. Is this legal? Can they do this?

I am so sad. What a week. My truck needs four new tires and we found mold in the bathroom which has to be taken care of IMMEDIATELY. They say everything happens in threes so all I can do is pray that this is it. Wish us luck.


Maggie said...

I am sorry you are going thru this. Good luck with the appeal.

Tiffany said...

Oh no! That is horribe and I hope that the appeal goes well. I love the new layout. The header image is amazing!

Rebecca said...

That's just an insane tax increase. I hope they do something about it before you all are expected to pay it!

Tyler Xaviar said...

oh man, i'm so sorry you are going through this. i hope the appeal works cause that is insane!