I realize that with the corrupt system of politicians we have in PA that this will never come to pass, but one can hope, can't we?
The cost of schooling is spread out proportionately among everyone in the district because of the benefit we all receive from having school available for our young ones.
If you feel that the tax is excessive, you may want to contact your taxing body and ask for an adjustment..
Real Estate Pro in Shippensburg PA
In PA, this is a property tax- regardless of whether or not there is a building on it. Our taxes are based on a multiplier (millage rate), as determined by municipality- times (x) the ASSESSED value...In Lancaster Co. and neighboring counties, tax assessments are not to be confused w/ APPRAISED value....Assessed value is merely the multiplier for taxes. Happy to speak with you about this, if I've confused you! It's a bit hard to convey via a web post. :)
Well, I somehow think that funding for road maintenance takes the very back seat as far as taxes go. Pennsylvania has some of the worst roads in the nation. I remember the first time I asked about where the tax money is spent and the tax collector for the municipality I was living in said to road maintenance... I laughed in her face and asked her if I could have some of the money back for vehicle maintenance since the road conditions had caused me to spend so much to repair damage due to pot holes and rough roads.
On the positive side, you Pennsylvania real estate taxes are LOW because the land is vacant. I would hate to think what you would be paying if there was an empty house on the lot!