New tax increases for 2019

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Monday night the State College Borough Council passed the budget for 2019.  Two different tax increases in the budget will raise taxes for homeowners.

Around the holidays budgets get stretched to the limit.  Homeowners in State College tell say the tax increases about to come, only make that holiday shopping more difficult.
 

Laura Millard, is a homeowner in State College.  She says she has family members that struggle to make Christmas like how you see it in the movies, for their family.

“It’s a real challenge, the things that kids want or expect, have to do with electronics and cell phones and that’s a stretch for families that are on a tight budget, especially young families,” Laura Millard, Homeowner in State College, said.

With Monday night’s budget, State College residents with a home worth $300,000 will now pay an average of 21 dollars more a year in real estate taxes.
 
For the sewer tax increase that the borough passed, a homeowner will pay a one time fee of nearly 200 dollars more when they build a house or connect to a new sewage system.  Business owners will pay and increase of 3.4%.
 
The council says they raised the real estate tax to keep up with the all the different services they offer. 

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