Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tax, tax and more tax

| July 27, 2020 10:37 AM

Polson wants to impose a 3% tax once again. How will this help residents that do not live in the city of Polson?

The commissioners state the tax will be for 20 years. We all know that once a tax is imposed it is permanent. Perhaps the commissioners should re-evaluate where current town-based tax funds should be allocated.

It is stated that most of the 80% tax would go toward street maintenance and improvements. Define “most” in this statement. Plus 17% toward property tax rebate for who? Does this apply to those that do not reside in Polson?

Here it comes again people. Tax, tax, tax even more. Who would hold responsible those that would spend these tax funds? Time for a tax revolt. Time to hold responsible those that would impose a resort tax. Enough already!

How about some fiscal responsibility.

Taxing luxury items items such as hotel rooms, meals at restaurants are and can be effective for tourists. But, for those who live in Lake County, this can impose an undue burden, particularly during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Now is NOT the time to levy any additional tax burden on Lake County residents. If the commissioners pursue this there should be a Lake County resident commission, from all of Lake County, to research how exactly the Polson tax base is truly being allocated.

—Tom Myers, Ronan