Re: Dan O’Sullivan letter, “Time to junk school tax break for Cobb seniors?”
In the difficult economy we are now in, many of the population ages 62 and over are paying school tax on their deceased parents’ property, which is impossible to sell at this time.
Maybe with the diverse population we now have, we may need to get with our congressman to change some legislation to create new avenues to collect more school taxes. Example: Any parent with a child enrolled in the public school system on Jan. 1 of each year that do not own property would be required to pay a certain dollar amount of school tax according to the number of children they have enrolled. It could be at a reduced rate than property owners pay and each additional child would be charged at a lower rate than the flat rate. I believe the number of students enrolled in our schools whose parents are not paying taxes other than the rent to their landlord have exceeded the ratio for the revenue the landlords and homeowners are now paying to support our schools. If this category of people paid some, it would help with amount of revenue we now have.
I do not feel the 62 and over seniors should not be burdened with more taxes with the financial situation that now exists in economy.
I would suggest those who are 62 and over who feel an obligation to pay school tax should not get the tax break and their contribution should be accepted.