New Property Tax Plan For Florida - Port Orange & Daytona Beach

Posted by Kevin Kling on Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 at 9:27am.

Our leaders in the Florida House and Senate continue to look for the perfect "band-aid fix" for our property taxes. The Florida Property Tax problem is more like a "deadly cut" and not a minor bruise. It will take much more than a band-aid to fix the current inequities in the Florida Property Tax system. Homeowners in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, and throughout Central Florida are affected.

 The most recent proposal includes:

  • Doubling of homestead exemptions - The lawmakes want to add another $25,000 homestead exemption. Does not apply to school taxes. BIG DEAL!! This doesn't fix the problem!
  • Low-Income Senior Exemption - Are you 65 or older? You may not have to pay taxes if this new plan is voted in. Is this Fair?
  • First time homebuyers exemption - Another 25% exemption. It's beginning to look like these lawmakes are trying to make this tax plan confusing!! We do not need more exemptions!
  • Portability For Homesteaded Property Owners - This continues the problem and does not fix the current inquities with our property tax system. Basically, lawmakes want to transfer this problem into the future and not fix it.. This is not fair!
  • Affordable Housing Assessments - Affordable housing will be assessed at at a lesser value. Is this fair?.
  • Tangible Personal Property Exemptions up to $25,000.
  • Millage Rate Restrictions - Government revenues are limited.
  • Presumption Of Correctness - Deals with property appreciation and increases in taxes for a property.
  • Affodable Housing and Community Land Trusts owned by LLP - This limits the assessments that can be made to improvements to real property that are used for affordable housing.
  • Property appraisers must be elected.
  • Tax Limitations On Local Government.

Why can't our Senate and House leaders develop a fair and equitable property tax plan for all Florida homeowners? Port Orange real estate & Daytona Beach condo taxes are too high and this tax plan is very disappointing.

1 Response to "New Property Tax Plan For Florida - Port Orange & Daytona Beach"

GLENN MCLAUGHLIN wrote: IF WE HAD INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WHO REALLY CARED ABOUT FIXING THINGS WE WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM. THE WHOLE IDEA OF A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION AND CAPS IS RETARDED. THIS ALLOWS FOR INEQUITIES LATER ON WHICH IS WHAT WE HAVE. HOWEVER SINCE WE DO HAVE NOW A HOMESTEAD WHICH CAN BE TRANSFERED TO A NEW PROPERTY NO CARE OR CONSIDERATION TO THE PEOPLE WHO MOVED FROM ONE HOME TO ANOTHER IN FL IN THE PAST IS BEING GIVEN AND I KNEW WITH THIS LAST VOTE THAT IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. WE STILL HAVE LIKE MYSELF PEOPLE PAYING 2 OR 3 THIMES THE TAX AS THEIR NEIGHBOR IS PAYING WHICH WILL MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM OR US TO EVER SELL THEIR HOME. THE PORTABLE HOMESTEAD VOTE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A TWO PART ITEM IF MADE PORTABLE THEN YOU MUST MAKE IT RETROACTIVE THIS WOULD AT LEAST FIX PART OF THE PROBLEM. AGAIN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ALLOWS FOR WAY TOO MANY INEQUITIES AND SHOULD BE SCRAPED. TAXES SHOULD BE ASSESED ONLY ON LAND VALUE AND SQUARE FOOTAGE OF A HOME. THIS WOULD MAKE IT FAIR FAIR FAIR FOR EVERYONE. THE BIGGER THE LOT AND HOME THE MORE TAX PERIOD. CERTAIN OPTIONS THAT WOULD MAKE A TAX SYSTEM UNFAIR SHOULD NEVER BE PUT UP FOR A VOTE ITS JUST COMMON SENSE SOMETHING AS A NON FLORIDA NATIVE I DONT SEE MUCH OF IN THIS STATE.

Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 10:08pm.

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