No problem whatsoever with receiving a positive rating, as long as your answer "tells it like it is".
Further, is there not an option to negotiate a reduction in taxes if I am not able to fight this in court?
Also, you are aware that the states of Texas and Florida specifically exempt deployed soldiers from paying property taxes? Does this help my case?
Hello again, sir,
This is the original contributor who first responded to you. For the past 12+ hours, a system bug has kept me from posting an answer to your question. I apologize for the difficulties, but neither I nor anyone from the website has been able to resolve the problem until now. That said, the other contributor has mentioned the most relevant issues -- it appears that there are no Ohio laws giving property tax relief for deployed military service personnel. However, you also asked about whether or not you could negotiate something with the county. And, for that question, the answer is "yes." See this link.Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Very much appreciated the link to Summit County.
Your colleague says deployed military personnel are exempt from OH property taxes, you say we are not.
Here is a breakdown of every possible Ohio tax issue (extracted from the Ohio Department of Taxation) that may apply to military service personnel:Ohio Veterans Bonus — The state is awarding a bonus to veterans who served during the time of the first Persian Gulf War or during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. This bonus is not subject to either federal or state income tax. The details are on this page.Nonresident military service members and spouses — A November 2009 federal law exempts military spouses who are not residents of a state where they are living with their spouse from the income taxes of the state, provided they are a resident of the same state as their spouse. However, nonresident military and nonresident spouses serving in Ohio are strongly encouraged to file an IT 10 form each year to avoid a billing notice from the state. More information, and what to do if you receive a billing notice, may be found here.Deduction for military stationed outside Ohio — Military pay earned while on active duty and stationed outside of Ohio is exempt from the Ohio income tax and may be deducted to the extent it is included in federal adjusted gross income. Details on how to take this deduction are found here.Military retirement pay — Retirement pay received for service on military active duty or the National Guard or reserves, as well as pay received by a surviving spouse through the Survivor Benefit plan, has been exempt from the Ohio income tax since 2008.There is also property tax relief for senior and disabled persons. You did not mention that you were disabled, so I assume not. If you are, then there may be some relief in the aforementioned exemption.
There is also property tax relief for senior and disabled persons. You did not mention that you were disabled, so I assume not. If you are, then there may be some relief in the aforementioned exemption.I do not see anything related to a property tax exemption, and after reviewing the other contributor's response, I do not see where he mentions a property tax exemption (though, I could have missed it). If after you review all of the above, you still have a question, feel free to clarify, and I will try to assist you further.
Sorry for the delay.
1. Yes, I am a 100% disabled veteran, now aged 69.
2. You said you "missed" your colleague's response that deployed soldiers are property tax exempt. Please explain.
3. What/where is my appeal to paying these taxes while, in fact, being deployed, or, to reduce the amount?
A: I don't see where the other contributor mentioned anything about property taxes in his prior post. Regardless, there is no tax relief available, other than that which I have described.
A: There is no relief from the property tax bill available, under any provision of Ohio law. You are liable for the entire bill. Your only recourse is to negotiate a payment plan with Summit County, using the link that I previously provided (here it is again for your convenience).
You originally stated that you had no problem providing a positive rating as long as my answer, "tells it like it is." I wish that my answer were more favorable, but I cannot change the law to permit you to avoid liability.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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