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Some taxpayers get break

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Amid concerns over the delay in property taxes this year, there may be good news for some homeowners.

Putnam County Auditor Stephanie Campbell told the Putnam County Council Tuesday evening that when property tax bills are received, people will have some relief in the way of a homestead credit.

The credit has been applied to the bills, which will make them lower, Campbell explained. It doesn't mean the property value has gone down.

The bad news: Campbell said property taxes have hit farmers hard this year, by way of higher bills.

With the first round of bills going out now, the second round could take place after the first of the year.

In other business:

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department requested $4,021 to replace the keypad at the back door of the jail. The current keypad has faded. They want to install a system that will require an entry card. The Putnam County Council tentatively approved the request.

The department reported spending $12,000 per month on fuel for cars. They were able to cut the cell phone bill by half and were approved to transfer funds to cover that bill.

Meanwhile, the council is preparing for its annual budget hearings where it will decide budgets for county departments. Those meetings are set for next Monday and Tuesday at the Putnam County Courthouse Annex. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and the public is invited.


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Thats odd,our tax bill arrived yesterday w/o any homestead credit and the tax has tripled since last year! (as has gas,groceries ect,while the wages,already low,have gained zero)Only in America...........

-- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Wed, Oct 22, 2008, at 5:41 AM

To Honestyisthebestpolicy: Did you apply for the homestead credit? (not being sarcastic, serious question).

-- Posted by MsBehaving on Wed, Oct 22, 2008, at 11:25 AM

My Pro.taxes went down $99.10 and my sales tax went up 1%. I don't think I came out ahead because i spend a little more than 10,000 a year. they should have waited a couple more weeks so they could keep the blanket over our eyes. No new taxes plus lower proprerty taxes. My house has went down in value every where but my tax bill, it's worth an extra $5300 from last year.

-- Posted by dirtboy7419 on Wed, Oct 22, 2008, at 6:34 PM

Hey for anybody that did not get a homestead exemption on their property taxes and believe that they should have check with the auditor's office. Apparently, quite a few people that have had the exemption in the past experienced an accidental removal of the exemption. That happened to me and my taxes doubled. I checked with the auditor's office this morning. They immediately located the error and the fact that I should have had the exemption and they are correcting it. Of course, now I have to wait for a "new" tax bill.

-- Posted by icare on Wed, Oct 22, 2008, at 6:59 PM

How long is the homestead exemption good for? I was always told it was good for 10 years, then you did not qualify for any type of exemptions.

-- Posted by whodouthinkur on Tue, Oct 28, 2008, at 1:37 PM


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