Letter: Property tax hike brings fear to those living on a fixed income

FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo shows part of a 1040 federal tax form printed from the Internal Revenue Service website, in Zelienople, Pa. Tax filing season will start a bit later and look a bit different this year. That’s because the pandemic that defined 2020 has seeped into tax time as well. If you worked from home, received a relief payment, took on some gig work or filed unemployment benefits _ or someone filed a fake claim in your name _ there are things you need to be aware of. Likewise if you normally receive certain tax credits. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Feb. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

I am very perturbed by the $200.00 increase in my property tax for next year. I don’t know how Salt Lake County can so flagrantly get away with this unlawful activity.

I’ve lived in Murray for the past 20 years and for the first ten years there was only a modest increase that was affordable. Now, my property valuation has increased by 30 grand.

I live in a nice condo in an older complex and only have Social Security as income. I’m afraid of what will happen in the coming years. My complex consists mostly of elderly residents. I can’t imagine the fear and worry they’re experiencing.

Yes, I will contact the Board of Equalization to end this greed and madness. Shame on you Jenny Wilson.

Marvin Zimmer, Murray

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