Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
OMG...9% sales tax. Wow!
We have income and property tax but my property tax is low compared to other towns. We pay about 2400/year
Our property tax is INSANE.
True. NH has no sales or income tax either but their property taxes are through the roof.
Laurie....as I've told so many people so many times. Come to Mass. We are so awesome here . Think of all the baking you and I could do!
We dont have a sales tax here. People are pushing hard to do away with the income tax here and have a sales tax, I read the other day tough that tax would be 9% or above to bring in the revenue.
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
As to living in an income tax state free state but paying GA income tax, I would bet that the wage benefit more than makes up for it.
But again, Blather and I were not talking about people getting upset about how their tax dollars get spent. I get pissed about being what I feel is unfairly taxed in relation to others in our country. I totally understand being angry about how ones tax dollars get spent as we spend a fortune in federal taxes. I just don't get angry about someone spending a buck on a scratch off ticket. I know you don't either. The point was that many people who seem to get the MOST angry about this don't themselves even PAY any federal taxes, which just seems weirdly ironic. My comment to you was just an aside, I was really surprised as you had listed your income in another thread and it seemed almost impossible that at that income level and with three children you would have to pay federal income taxes, is all.As with Fortner, money is one of the draws for teachers who live in Tennessee but work in Georgia. Tennessee is ranked 38th nationally in terms of teacher pay, while Georgia ranks 20th, according to estimates from the National Education Association.
That translates to a $7,000 raise for many Tennessee teachers willing to make the commute. For those with advanced degrees and experience, the pay gap is even wider.
Such is the case with Fortner, who has two master?s degrees.
The trend of Tennessee teachers heading south ? noticed for more than a decade ? is alarming to some in Tennessee education circles who fear that the state could be losing talented educators to its neighbors.
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