Change Possible for One Locality’s Real Estate Tax

Appomattox-Town-SealAppomattox officials are considering replacing real estate taxes with a higher meals tax and a cigarette tax. Supporters say removing the real estate tax could help the elderly as well as economic development because people wouldn’t have to pay both county and town real estate taxes. More research is needed before a decision is made. The Town Manager is expected to work up numbers for Town Council to review. The proposal will likely be evaluated by both the finance and planning committee before voted on.

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