Thursday, April 24, 2008

HOMESTEAD TAX CAP IN JEOPARDY

You must vote in May to keep the homestead tax cap for 65 and over, even if you are not 65 yet

If you are a Texas homeowner then this is important to you. If not, it is important to your friends who are.

If you agree, please pass along to all on your email lists.
I am sending this email to my email address list who lives in Texas . I want to be sure you are aware of a constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot at the May election. It is an amendment to correct an error made by the lawmakers when they voted for a reduction in school property taxes in 2005.

When the lawmakers voted for a one-third reduction in school property taxes beginning in 2006 and to be completed this year, they forgot about the homestead exemption for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

The state constitution caps school property taxes for homeowners 65 years and older and those who are disabled.

However, they DID NOT get the same reduction when the property tax cut for schools was voted on two years ago.

So an amendment is on the May ballot to correct this error.


The problem is that most voters who are younger than 65 or not disabled probably won't even notice the amendment or care.

PLEASE get out and vote for this amendment if not for yourself, then for your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends. We would really appreciate your getting the word out to all your friends and families to vote for this amendment.

The fear is that with a low voter turnout, the amendment could very well not pass.

So, please, please pass the word and VOTE for the constitutional amendment. Early voting will take place April 30 - May 5 from 7 am to 7 PM; May 6 from noon to 6 PM and May 7 - May 8 from
7 am to 7 PM. Election day is May 12 from
7 am to 7 PM.

Submitted by J&J, Odessa, TX

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's so encouraging to find out things like this. I sometimes feel I'm in an asylum being run by the inmates.

Faye said...

Thanks, J&J. I have this house homesteaded and we fall under the disability thing because of my husband.

Faye said...

I have information that this article is false. One member contacted the tax offices, local and state, and was assured that this will not be on the ballot, that it has "been taken care of." I've seen so much manuvering here lately by our government, I don't trust them far enough to throw them. I heard from my daughter who is a nurse involved in care management that down south Medicare is taking the homes of people who died who received Medicare and Medicaid benefits. One man was 76 whose wife died of cancer. He has no place to go. Another nurse here in Odessa involved in home care stated this morning that this is also occurring here.