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I realize that "lower taxes for seniors" may not seem like a compelling public goal for many, but there is value in exploring further property tax relief for seniors, most of whom are on fixed incomes. Ever rising assessments drive many senior citizens from their homes. It would be good if there were a way defer some taxation for seniors on a home's incresed value until after it is sold. Allowing seniors to age in place is an important public objective and also helps to create stable, diverse, liveable neighborhoods. Seniors who have lived in a community for a long time tend to care about and stay inovled in it, and often provide eyes and ears on the street when younger residents are away at work (or too busy with their lives.)

by JasperJ on Feb 14, 2013 12:37 pm • linkreport

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