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Resident upset with foreclosure notice

Posted: March 15, 2013 - 7:50am  |  Updated: March 15, 2013 - 7:58am

Shame on you, Kenai Peninsula Borough. Threatening to foreclose on my property because I owe you $9.73. Seriously? And on behalf of many others whose names and addresses have been publicized in the paper with similar microscopic balances due, I’m offended and disgusted. After all, a candidate for the Soldotna mayor’s office recently stated in an interview that there is a $31 million surplus in the property tax account for the borough. But you are going to foreclose on my property for $9.73? And, dear readers, mind you this $9.73 is penalty and interest they want because my tax payment was mailed on the due date not received on the due date. Seriously? I am very tempted to bring you 973 pennies, but have decided that would be stooping to your level. Well guess what? We are going to sell our Kenai Borough properties very soon so you won’t have us to push around anymore.

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radiokenai
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radiokenai 03/15/13 - 09:18 am
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It is ok to Stoop when a point has to be made!
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Sherrie: I think your idea of dumping off 973 Copper Plated Zinc Pennies (anything after 1982) is an EXCELLENT IDEA! Leave them unrolled, and be sure to dig some of them up from underneath the carseats and glove box (you know, the gum flavored, sticky ones) as an added gift.

Leave them as a big ole pile, and add an couple extra (give them your 2-cents worth). Be sure to tell them to count it up and send you the receipt through the mail (that'll cost them postage and paper). Not to mention, be sure to tell them to send you a refund any amount overpaid..."your 2-cents worth!"

Don't waste your time waiting for some dingbat to count from 1 to 973, dump the pile with the bill and account number...get a name and snap a phone picture and walk out the door.

You see, the problem is, people won't "Stand Their Ground" against Governments (Local, State and Nation) that has gone tax crazy.

If enough people would make a point, then change would occur. If half of Kenai would go in to pay their Property Taxes in Pennies...I guarantee you that would wake up a moron in one of those offices!

robert white
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robert white 03/15/13 - 09:59 am
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foreclosure

And if you don't pay it, refuse to move and decide to defend it, it will get ugly and not to your well being!! Where are you going to get away from it? Freedom, ya right

Norseman
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Norseman 03/15/13 - 10:34 am
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So it is the boroughs fault

So it is the boroughs fault because you don't pay your taxes?

If you think moving will change anything good luck and good bye.

Everyone has the freedom to make choices and decisions. Every decision and choice has consequences.
When it comes to paying borough property taxes the choice is yours, pay or don't pay.

If you decide not to pay, then don't cry when real consequences take place for your decision.

Allen
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Allen 03/15/13 - 03:21 pm
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She didn't decide not to pay

The letter write didn't "decide not to pay" her taxes, she says she did mail them in on the day they were due. And for this she was charged penalty and interest. It used to be acceptable for people to mail their tax payments on the due date, when did that change?

Suss
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Suss 03/15/13 - 04:51 pm
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Why foreclose

If the late penalty payment was paid then there would not be a forelosure process started with all the attendant additional costs that that entails. So, snoozing on a tax bill, credit card, utility and on and on costs you a lot more money if not paid on time. It appears to have been paid, for a minor penalty, lesson learned, thanks for the bill paying information.

wings
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wings 03/15/13 - 05:44 pm
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More people should stand up for themselves

We live in a nation where one type of people wants to enslave the rest of us. If we don't tell them it's wrong to work this way, they will never know ... and we will never gain freedom from them.

The issue of real and personal property taxation is long overdue to be challenged. The premise is that for a personal property tax on a free sovereign, private individual to be legal, it must be Constitutional, and applied as the Constitution regulates it. Any other means makes the tax void in law.

All citizens have the right to know why they are being taxed, and to know that it is a legal taxation which represents their interests. Paying taxes without knowing the law and your rights makes you nothing more than a slave.

How many people do you know of or have heard about that have lost their property... home or land, because of not paying property taxes? It occurs across the country on a daily basis. This is not only immoral and unethical, it is criminal and a violation of a person's civil rights. WHY?

NOTICE:

It is a crime for any government office or any official to auction or otherwise sell in any way, private or business property of any individual WITHOUT FIRST HAVING DUE PROCESS OF LAW, to determine the cause of action and the recourse in law. The borough cannot steal property because of taxation.

All government officials have the "Greater Duty" to know the law and comply with it, and if you are involved with such an auction without Due Process for the owner, you are in breach of your fiduciary duty and you can be held personally liable by those harmed by this fraud. Any challenge to property taxation or property sale made by any citizen requires you to respond, point by point, and to "prove up" your position in law.

jlmh
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jlmh 03/15/13 - 10:39 pm
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If the letter is true, then

If the letter is true, then we're talking about foreclosure proceedings for a debt that's scarcely more than the price of a Happy Meal. So what is with all the rude comments? Geez, give her a break. I'd be upset too if I had to go through all this hassle over a few bucks.

Seems like a better use of the borough's time and money to phone her a courtesy call about the balance, instead of printing it in the newspaper. Maybe she should make them count pennies after all!

wings
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wings 03/16/13 - 02:29 am
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You are right

surely the letter is true, what other reason would she have to make it public? With a system that basically regulates itself, why wouldn't it try to take whatever it wants, including property. It's a harsh reality to learn how corrupt things truly have become. It's the "signs of the times." It is in the hands of the victim to find a way to reverse the issue. Prayer helps. Understanding the law is good. Then more prayer.

Raoulduke
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Raoulduke 03/16/13 - 05:04 am
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Question

If the taxes were paid,and then the taxpayer was notified of a penalty.Just how long was it before the penalty was paid? Foreclosure does not immediately present itself after a penalty notification.You are informed a foreclosure is possible if not paid.Did the taxpayer get upset about the fact.There was a penalty to be paid,and drug their feet to pay the penalty? If this was the case. Then the taxpayer was wrong in doing so.

liftit
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liftit 03/16/13 - 05:19 am
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Wouldn't it be nice if they

Wouldn't it be nice if they did foreclose on this property for $10. I'd offer the borough at least $100 for it after they took it. Score one for me!! So sorry to the property owner, but me and the borough win and two ppl winning at one persons expense is fine.

Not serious.

radiokenai
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radiokenai 03/16/13 - 07:23 am
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Isn't it ironic?
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That the only 2 knotheads commenting in FAVOR of taxes is the usual liberal bozo suspects? (and you 2 goofballs know who you are!)

Now we realize that your monthly welfare check is funded from taxes from other peoples hard work, but the question remains "When are you going to stand up for the Constitution of the United States of America and stop being a burden on Society?"

If you 2 carpetbaggers would get a job and start paying taxes yourself, you would understand the plight of Hard Working Alaskans and how they are fed up with the Governments position of power (both State and National).

Perhaps if you 2 would READ the Constitution you would realize what people across the Nation are talking about???

So put down the bong, turn off the bube-tube and start seeking meaningful employment...because your comments make you 2 Brazilian Baboons look like you are searching for a football...

Suss
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Suss 03/16/13 - 01:11 pm
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Tax Facts, Just the Facts, Ma'am

Must have been the Post Office that took 4 months to deliver the mail.
There was no foreclosure, only a notice was given about foreclosure if not paid.
This may answer the penalty question:
KPB Tax Payment History
Tax Year Receipt Number Amount Paid Last Paid
2012 2012013312 B13.42187 $546.10 2/16/2013
2012 2012013312 B13.42188 $546.10 2/16/2013
2012 2012013312 U13.15218 $89.45 2/19/2013
2012 2012013312 U13.16335 $9.73 3/14/2013

§ Taxes are due in full October 15
§ At the OPTION of the taxpayer they may be paid in two installments:
· If the taxpayer elects this option, the first installment of the taxes payable must be paid on or before September 15.
· The second installment of the taxes payable then become due on or before November 15 and become delinquent thereafter.
§ If the first installment of the taxes payable is not paid by September 15, payment of the taxes in full becomes due on or before October 15. Envelopes must be postmarked on or before the due date to avoid penalty and interest charges. The Borough does not assume responsibility for timeliness of postmarks. Checks received over the counter or through the mail will be deposited on the day they are received.

spwright
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spwright 03/16/13 - 08:10 am
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Debit Card Charges

FYI: I attempted to pay my personal property taxes with my debit card last year & was informed that there would be a 4% Fee in additional charges for using the Debt Card. Was forced to write a personal check to pay the personal property taxes. Just a word of warning about using a Debit Card .

SPW

radiokenai
562
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radiokenai 03/17/13 - 06:07 am
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I love it!
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When screaming liberals get a bite out of their own creations! Poor Poor spwright!

Did you get taxed and feed last year?

How did paying personal property taxes with a personal check stomach?

I am starting to see some blue bellied liberals waking up to their own nightmare they created:)

Have a awesome day...and don't forget to pay your 2013 taxes spwright!

robert white
378
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robert white 03/18/13 - 05:44 pm
0
1
taxes

feet to the fire you minons, while your reps in washington spent $5,000,000 of your money having their hair done last year!! ya right free country!

KMarx
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KMarx 03/20/13 - 09:44 pm
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What's the solution?

Pay $9.73 and quit whining. The Borough property tax rates are pretty reasonable. You made a mistake and didn't get your taxes in on time.

msjinxie
140
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msjinxie 03/21/13 - 07:51 am
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KMarx was right

In the 25 plus years I have been a homeowner, we have NEVER owed a dime towards our homes other than our mortgage. PAY the money! Seriously! If 100 other people complained, and say, they say, wrote it off...we would be BROKE! Stop wanting to be babied and take care of what you owe. If you do NOT owe the money, that is another whole issue. Amazing, everyone still doesn't get you cannot just skate by in life. No wonder we are on a downhill tailspin with mentalities like this!
Bottom line, this cheapskate here is mad because their name was in the paper with all the rest of the FORECLOSURES! Pay what you owe and deal with it!

LaFern
147
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LaFern 03/21/13 - 09:11 am
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Empathy

I empathize with this tax-ower, but I don't sympathize. When these kinds of angry, open letters appear it means that the person who is owing money probably feels embarrassment over having let something lapse so long with such dire consequences, for forgoing what was such a minimal effort to avoid in the first place. It's probably humiliating and all people tend to lash out in some way when they feel humiliated.

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