I just got a property tax rebate check from the state for $640.28. That will pay for a lot of debauchery and sinful pleasures in Las Vegas this weekend.
Now my property taxes are only $7,241.36 a year. They would be $9,721.50 a year if I didn't have the Star and Veterans exemptions.
Then tack on my state income tax of about 7%, the state sales tax of 4% and the other local sales taxes of 4.625% in my area. Then there is the federal income tax that we all get hit with, which is somewhere in the vicinity of 30%.
I know there are higher taxes elsewhere in this country, but THAT'S A LOT OF FUCKING TAXES!
But, there is a bright side. (I always try to find a bright side to every situation) I did get the rebate check and I'm retired so I don't have to pay Medicare or Social Security taxes anymore .
If your interested, here's a copy of my property tax bill. Click on it, it gets bigger.