Tuesday, July 31, 2007

ALL City employees want a property tax break

in Houston. Firefighters who live in the county are already receiving a $750 tax break BUT they were very disappointed that the IRS counts the tax break as income so now the firefighters union is asking that the tax break be restructured so it won't be taxed as income.....YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!


City employees are asking for a $750 refund of the property taxes they pay each year as part of their union's wish list of contract proposals.

That sounds like a long shot, like the union's request that the city pick up the full cost of employee medical insurance premiums.

What city would ever give city workers a break on their property taxes?

Well, Houston for one.

The city sets aside $1 million each year to offer firefighters with homes in Houston a $750 annual refund on their property taxes, according to the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association contract.