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For those of you under the impression that non-property owners do not pay property taxes, you are wrong. There is a tax on any property whether the homeowner, a renter, or no one at all is living there.

Let me explain how it works: As a renter, I pay rent each month. My landlord then pays for certain expenses which probably vary with different rental agreements, but I bet none of them exclude property taxes. When there is an increase in property tax, my rent is increased to cover that increase.

Just because I don’t make the check out personally to the county, does not mean that I pay “nothing” in property tax.



Carol Anderson

Grass Valley





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