Saturday, February 12, 2011

greedy bassas

Connecticut and New Jersey residents with a Hamptons summer cottage or a Manhattan pied-a-terre are about to get a nasty surprise: New York state wants more taxes from them

i can remember when my father finally stopped travelling overseas as an army officer, my parents bought a house in potomac, md. the first house we owned.. i was 17. he had always used my maternal grandparents address as a stable address - they lived in bethesda. his father was also military (coast guard) and moving around a lot as well, so that option was out. everyone needs a stable address. the great socialist state of maryland charged him for 20+ years back taxes for the use of the address, even though we never lived here. i don't know if such states are still using such shenanigans against the military, but i was outraged at the time. i told him he should fight it.. what he did i will never know. that is just the way my father is.
when i lived in california, i moved alot as well (13 years - 13 times) and i would use my parents address when appropriate in my opinion. but then they kept moving as well. sometimes it is easier to go to the motor vehicle dept (great opportunity to get a better photo), the post office, the bank, etc.
ht: instapundit

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