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    Inhabitant tax or Resident tax?

    Hello people,

    I have some quick questions about the type of tax that you pay to your city and/or your country for living there?

    1. Do you have any tax of the same concept in your country?
    2. Do you use either of those two names?
    3. If not, what is it called in your country?

    I suppose there should be a variety of names. It would be interesting to know the case in your country.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Inhabitant tax or Resident tax?

    In the UK we pay Council Tax for local services, Income Tax and National Insurance to central government and Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods we buy or jobs we pay for.

    There are other taxes payable which somebody else can tell you about. I'm depressed just thinking about them.

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    Re: Inhabitant tax or Resident tax?

    In France there are two taxes for local services "habitation tax" (taxe d'habitation) which is paid by the occupant and "owners tax" (taxe foncière) which is paid by the owner of the building. If the occupant is the owner s/he pays both taxes.

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    Re: Inhabitant tax or Resident tax?

    In my state, local governments can charge each (adult) resident a "per capita" tax annually.

    Property taxes are paid on land and buildings, and income taxes assessed, for local gov't and schools.

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    Re: Inhabitant tax or Resident tax?

    Hello everyone,
    Thanks for your responses.

    Rover, I was merely interested in what words are applied but I feel your pain now. Looks like you've still covered every major tax name.

    bhaisahab, "habitation tax" is a new phrase to me.

    SoothingDave, I've heard that public school teachers' salary comes from income tax in America. Do you have any tax to pay just to be a resident of the city?

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    Re: Inhabitant tax or Resident tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kengo View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Thanks for your responses.

    Rover, I was merely interested in what words are applied but I feel your pain now. Looks like you've still covered every major tax name.

    bhaisahab, "habitation tax" is a new phrase to me.

    SoothingDave, I've heard that public school teachers' salary comes from income tax in America. Do you have any tax to pay just to be a resident of the city?
    "Habitation tax" is just a direct translation from the French "taxe d'habitation". It's not an English phrase.

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    Re: Inhabitant tax or Resident tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kengo View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Thanks for your responses.

    Rover, I was merely interested in what words are applied but I feel your pain now. Looks like you've still covered every major tax name.

    bhaisahab, "habitation tax" is a new phrase to me.

    SoothingDave, I've heard that public school teachers' salary comes from income tax in America. Do you have any tax to pay just to be a resident of the city?
    Public schools are funded differently in different states, but property tax is a part of it. In my state, the state gives some money for local schools from state tax money from various taxes. The local school board collects income and property taxes to provide the majority of the funding for schools.

    Cities (or townships or boroughs) usually charge a "per capita" tax on all residents. They also charge "occupational privilege" taxes on all who work in the city.

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    Re: Inhabitant tax or Resident tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kengo View Post

    SoothingDave, I've heard that public school teachers' salary comes from income tax in America. Do you have any tax to pay just to be a resident of the city?
    In Australia, these are called (city/town/shire council) rates. These are calculated on land ownership. So, if you're renting, you don't pay rates directly - the owner does, and the owner considers the rates when he fixes the rent.
    They cover town-specific things like garbage collection, local road repair.
    Teachers here are generally a state government (tax) expense as well.

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