https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Bill/5709/Text

by peter5427

Or maybe Yes?

If you can believe them, this resolution contains one good thing:

12. The Legislature shall provide by law for a program to provide for the payment of refunds of the taxes imposed on the primary residence of a person domiciled in this State who is 62 years of age or older or a person with a disability. If such a person rents his or her primary residence, the amount of the refund for which the person is eligible must not exceed the portion of the rent which is deemed to constitute accrued property tax. The Legislature shall establish by law: (a) The criteria which a person must satisfy to be eligible for such a refund; and (b) The amount of the refund to be paid to a person eligible for such a refund, which may consist of a graduated refund based on the household income of such a person.
Do we believe they’ll actually do this? We can only hope, except for the inconvenient truths that
(1) legislatures, whether controlled by one party or the other, prefer to raise taxes even when it goes against the express VOTE of the people (“commerce tax”), and
(2) they could do it NOW, they DON’T have to wait for this tax-hike resolution to be passed as a constitutional amendment. And of course
(3) we still don’t know how much of the rebate they will deem appropriate (you can be sure it won’t be 100% under any circumstances).
Did I miss something? Is there such a bill being presented in this session? If there is, please tell me.
Oh. By the way, instead of setting up a program of refunds (it figures they’d do that, because it’s just an excuse to set up yet another bureaucracy), it would be MUCH simpler if the tax were not paid at all; that is, we already have tax collectors and they are fully capable of verifying that elderly retired people are living on limited fixed incomes, so don’t even bother billing them. After all, if it is such a hardship to pay the property tax that you need a refund, then you should not be required to cough it up in the first place. How do you manage to get by between the time you pay up and the time you get your refund? If you can and do, some brilliant tax hiker will claim you don’t need the refund after all.
by peter5427
With respect to Janine’s comment below, I think it is a mistake to connect tax hikes with immigration. Immigration and illegal immigration are not the reasons why the Democrats always push for tax increases. The numbers don’t justify mixing the two issues. The expenses attributable to the education of legal and illegal immigrants are a small portion of the state and local education budgets. On the other hand, the anticipated revenue from the property tax hikes is huge in comparison.

by janine

SJR14 the “Brilliant” Plan to Get More Blood out of the Taxpayer Turnip
Senator Julia Ratti presented SJR14 last night which allows property taxes to reset upwards, even doubling the taxes, each time a residential or commercial property is sold. This will take millions out of the hands of taxpayers including your friends, neighbors, family, children and grandchildren every year. Taxpayers already pay millions for illegal immigrants who cost each citizen family $763 a year and the taxpayers as a whole $630 million a year (2008 figures).  Nevada is essentially a Sanctuary State.

When is enough enough?  For the government cog squeezing the last blood out of the Taxpayer Turnip, the answer is NEVER! Just Say NO to any New Taxes! Just say NO to Senator Ratti’s “brilliant” plan to raise the property taxes in SJR14. (full article below)

Vote NO on SJR14 the Constitutional Amendment to raise or even double property tax rates each time a home or business property is sold.

SJR14 the “Brilliant” Plan to Get More Blood out of the Taxpayer Turnip
By Janine Hansen

SJR14 is Senator Juliia Ratti’s plan to change the Nevada Constitution so that the property taxes will reset at a much higher rate, even doubling, each time a home or business property is sold.  If you plan to stay in your home until you die you might not care…except…

Your friends, neighbors, family, children and grandchildren will have much less to spend on food, clothing, health care, transportation, and housing, pushing more Nevadans into poverty. If you have a business your customers will have less to spend. If you work for a business its customers will have less to spend so you may not get a raise or keep your job.

Those supporting SJR14 at the hearing on April 11, 2017 included the Nevada State Teachers Association (Union), the Clark and Washoe County School Districts, the Nevada Association of Counties representing all County Governments, and as always the ever tax friendly Nevada Taxpayers Association. There was nary a real taxpayer in site! You should also know that the Clark County School Board, on Jan. 26, 2017, declared Clark County a “Sanctuary” School District for illegal children. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jan/26/school-board-oks-sanctuary-status-clark-county/

In a special report by Federation for American Immigration Reform published in 2009, “The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Nevadans,” the author Jack Martin gives some startling numbers. But remember…the numbers are 8 years old and things are much worse now.

“In 2008, the foreign born population in Nevada represented nearly one in every 5 residents (19.6%), and illegal aliens constitute nearly one in every twelve residents (8.1%).  The share of children of immigrants is even higher. More than one-in-three (36.2%) Nevada residents under 18 had an immigrant parent.” http://www.fairus.org/site/docserver/nv_costs.pdf

“Nevadans spend nearly $70 million annually to educate the children of illegal immigrants in K-12 schooling. (2008 figures) An additional $45 million is being spent annually on programs for limited English students who are likely children of illegal aliens. Nearly one in six (15.8% in 2008) K-12 school students in Nevada is the child of an illegal alien, and this share has grown as the illegal resident population has grown.”

Do you favor raising property taxes on anybody in Nevada to pay for more illegals in our schools?
Do you favor raising property taxes on anybody in Nevada to pay for more Medicaid for illegals?
Do you favor raising property taxes on anybody in Nevada to pay for more welfare or food stamps for illegals?

According to the Center for Immigration Studies 62% of households headed by illegal immigrants used one or more welfare programs…and there is a child present in 86% of illegal immigrant households using welfare, and this is the primary way that these household access programs.” http://cis.org/Welfare-Use-Legal-Illegal-Immigrant-Households

“FAIR estimates that the annual fiscal burden on Nevada taxpayers associated with illegal immigration to be about $630 million (in 2008).  This equates to an annual average cost of about $763 per native-born headed household in the state. In addition, there is a cost to the state’s economy resulting from remittances sent abroad that amounted to $618 million in 2006. From 2004 to 2006 remittance flow increased 38%. Estimated taxes collected from the illegal alien population are about $216 million.”

Let’s face it, governments, county, school districts, the state…will never have enough of our dollars!  Government is insatiable whether they be Republicans as last session proved or Democrats as this session is proving. The only answer is to say NO every time!

Instead of state and local governments doing all they can to make Nevada a friendly place for illegals (otherwise known as a Sanctuary State) tell Legislators to invite the illegals to go home by eliminating all government benefits provided by the taxpayers, including facilitating illegals’ drivers licenses through the Drivers Authorization Cards. And thus reduce the illegals drain on the Taxpayer Turnip,

In terms of purchasing power, real wages for Americans have not increased since 1979.  The average family already pays 60% of its income in federal, state, and local taxes (many hidden taxes) which is more than they pay for housing, health care, transportation, education, and food combined.

When is enough enough?  For the government cog squeezing the last blood out of the Taxpayer Turnip, the answer is NEVER! Just Say NO to any New Taxes! Just say NO to Senator Ratti’s “brilliant” plan to raise the property taxes in SJR14.

Note: SJR14 is a proposed Constitutional Amendment which must be passed by two consecutive Legislative Sessions and then go to a vote of the people.

Real Wages have not increased since the 1970’s: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/10/09/for-most-workers-real-wages-have-barely-budged-for-decades/

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