Saturday, February 03, 2007

TIF Fees Going Into General Fund

The Texas program that helped communities undertake infrastructure developments quietly disappeared 4 years ago but phone companies continued to collect the fees. I wondered why and an article in the Austin American Statesman provided the answer.

Those tax hating Republicans simply kept the charge on everyone’s phone bill and diverted the proceeds into the General Fund. For others curious about the situation, that’s the answer! It’s a good thing I didn’t deduct it from my phone bill as the State could have prosecuted me for nonpayment of taxes…

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