Farmers to bear brunt of property tax hike

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

by Tim Bondy

Mountain Home News

Local farmers are expected to see their property taxes rate jump by 1,000 percent in some cases, according to information disclosed last week.

More than 70 people gathered at the county courthouse June 11 to attend the meeting, hosted by the Elmore County Republican Central Committee.

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  • It's about time they pay their share of the cost to run this county. Whether the fire dept responds to a house fire or agriculture land it still cost the same in manpower and resources.

    -- Posted by gmoney on Wed, Jun 17, 2015, at 2:29 PM
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    We all want to see equity and fairness but this sudden leap in taxes is wildly unfair -- assuming this is just about fairness. Since it was the assessor's office that is responsible for the inequity in the first place, I still maintain that the treasury needs to implement a graduated plan to ease the burden of returning to proper tax invoices. The farmer's are NOT responsible for this mess. Government is.

    -- Posted by Ronald Reagan on Thu, Jun 18, 2015, at 12:03 PM
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