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Old 03-15-2009, 09:34 PM   #21
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According to this, 14 states tax food:
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According to this, 14 states tax food:
Yeah, but your map only has 48 states on it...
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I pay over 8% sales tax on food in my little corner of Alabama...
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Yeah, but your map only has 48 states on it...
True, it excludes the offshore states and other lesser US territories...
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Tennessee has a high food tax simply because all their other taxes are extremely low. Live on the boarder of N Carolina and go shop there
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Tennessee has a high food tax simply because all their other taxes are extremely low.
Ditto for AL.
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Yeah I live in a state where the property tax burden is shared equally by all of us based on the assessed value of the houses. Lucky for us our houses ain't worth much, so the tax is usually bearable. The municipalities are fiscally conservative so don't blow all their money on crap. As a result, tax increases are minimal. If a senior is priced out of their home due to property tax increases, it is probably because they are undercapitalized and/or hit the housing lottery by living in an area that has gone up in value many many times the county wide average.
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