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#321 Tom Braybrook

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 11:07 PM

it may help to think of it this way

 

every dollar you have the province pay on your behalf is a dollar that they can't squander,

 

in the meantime, you put the proceeds of your investment into some social or green cause, maintaining the principal at amount equal to you ptax debt

 

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#322 LJ

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 07:58 PM

And why should I game the system just because I can?

It's not gaming the system, it's a legitimate tax strategy.


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#323 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 08:30 PM

Deferment is meant to be a way to help people that might have trouble paying their property taxes, especially low income seniors. I am not sure I feel entirely comfortable taking advantage of the program. That being said, if my property taxes were to take a sudden jump in the future, my morals may be more flexible in this matter.



#324 lanforod

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 06:08 AM

Newsflash. Your property taxes take a jump every year.

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 07:31 AM

Newsflash. Your property taxes take a jump every year.

 

Mine were in the neighborhood of $200 lower this year than last.


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#326 Nparker

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 07:40 AM

Mine were also a bit lower in 2022 than 2021.



#327 lanforod

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 07:46 AM

You sure whine like it went up though 👀
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#328 Nparker

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 07:52 AM

I "whine" because I see very little positive being done with my tax dollars. I'd be willing to pay more if better results were evident.


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#329 LJ

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 07:56 PM

Deferment is meant to be a way to help people that might have trouble paying their property taxes, especially low income seniors. I am not sure I feel entirely comfortable taking advantage of the program. That being said, if my property taxes were to take a sudden jump in the future, my morals may be more flexible in this matter.

Every financial planner advises their high value clients to defer taxes.


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#330 Ismo07

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Posted 19 July 2022 - 08:10 AM

Every financial planner advises their high value clients to defer taxes.

 

Yes it's like the safest deferment ever...


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#331 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 09:20 AM

9 Greater Victoria municipalities crack list of B.C.’s highest and lowest property tax rates

 

Living in Victoria, Saanich means paying over $1K more than other municipalities

 

 

A $1 million home in Victoria would cost $174.32 more than in Saanich but a home in Central Saanich would cost $1,672.85 more than one in North Saanich. For homeowners on the West Shore, that home would cost $645 more in Colwood than View Royal.

 

https://www.vicnews....erty-tax-rates/



#332 Harry

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 12:09 AM

The bills from the past Victoria City council have come due as well as all the crap that wasn't done or postponed. 90,000.00 dollar clover point furniture, miles of idiotic fencing on Dallas road, 5,000 dollar ping pong tables and all the other "great ideas" have to be paid for somehow. Its the business taxes that will be crushing for an already financially stretched thin business community in Victoria. I mean there has been a massive amount of "feel good projects" done but very little taxable or income producing things put forward. I am not surprised at the amount of the proposed tax increase.



#333 Mike K.

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 07:17 AM

Also, the City has huge sums of dollars in reserves. Why? Use that for your budget, then budget for what you wanted to spend reserves on in subsequent budgets to receive approval from voters on that expense.

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#334 spanky123

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 07:37 AM

Also, the City has huge sums of dollars in reserves. Why? Use that for your budget, then budget for what you wanted to spend reserves on in subsequent budgets to receive approval from voters on that expense.

 

Problem is that during 'good times' the City was using its reserves to fund various social experiments. Now the reserves are depleted which is why staff are recommending that we add in a new reserve replenishment tax.



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Posted 03 February 2023 - 10:32 AM

Also, the City has huge sums of dollars in reserves. Why? Use that for your budget, then budget for what you wanted to spend reserves on in subsequent budgets to receive approval from voters on that expense.

 

This proposal would be terrible financial planning. All you would be doing is punting financial woes down the road causing wild spikes in property tax anytime there is a unforecast drop in revenue or capital item due for replacement. Not to mention municipal governments are not allowed to borrow from reserves for operating purposes. Each reserve fund has to be created with a bylaw over the specific parameters of what it can be spent on. If managed and funded properly, they will allow municipal governments to avoid having to take on excessive debt.


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#336 Mike K.

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 03:32 PM

What do we consider a 9% tax increase?

Is it a financial woe punted to current taxpayers, or is it a wild spike? It’s a huge sum of money when you’re talking about a ~$275 million operation.

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#337 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 03:51 PM

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#338 Nparker

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Posted 22 February 2023 - 04:40 PM

Here's another opportunity to have your opinions ignored by the CoV during its current budgeting process: https://engage.victo...dget-priorities



#339 LJ

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Posted 22 February 2023 - 07:43 PM

What do we consider a 9% tax increase?

Is it a financial woe punted to current taxpayers, or is it a wild spike? It’s a huge sum of money when you’re talking about a ~$275 million operation.

Feel sorry for Surrey residents, 17% tax increase.


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#340 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 February 2023 - 03:02 AM

Feel sorry for Surrey residents, 17% tax increase.

 

Well they have two police forces for some reason.

 

https://bc.ctvnews.c...-soon-1.6283007


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 February 2023 - 03:04 AM.

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