9 May 2011
There seems to be some discussion in our township on how high
our taxes are....here are statements from 2 of the
candidates....I know what I think....you decide....
If I may sumarize, Holderness believes that you can determine
the level of taxes simply by dividing the total tax paid by the
number of inhabitants producing a figure of tax paid per head.
She obtained this
per capita figure from the State of Pennsylvania's website. This shows West Vincent to have the
highest tax per capita in Chester County, some 15% higher than the next on the
list and 5 times higher than than the lowest on the list. Here is the DCED report Holderness refers to.
Trolier does not agree that total
tax paid per person is good way to asses tax levels and suggests
that it is more accurate to use a figure of percentage tax on
income and property and as far as I can understand suggests that
the reason the 'per capita' tax is high in West Vincent is
simply because incomes and property values in West Vincent are
I hope I have been fair to both candidates, but please read
their attached statements and make your own decision.
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