Valley Stream, New York 2021-09-17 22:07:30 –
SPARTANBURG CO./GREENVILLE CO. , SC (WSPA) – Greenville County leaders are tinkering with the idea of reimbursing taxpayers for road maintenance costs that have been determined to be unconstitutional. This is all because Spartanburg County leaders are officially trying to abolish similar charges.
Pearly James just got a new car. So one of her first stops is Greenville County Square.
“I have a new car. I was worried about the taxes I had to pay, that’s too much,” said Parley James, a resident of Greenville County.
However, the road maintenance costs included in the receipt are a bit cheaper than last year’s $ 25. Now it’s $ 15.
That’s because the $ 10 was ruled unconstitutional by the South Carolina Supreme Court. Another $ 15, residents of Greenville County still have to pay.
“It wasn’t included in the proceedings,” said Joe Dill, Greenville County Councilor.
A state lawyer told 7News that this was because $ 15 was applied in the late 90’s, basically vested interests. The $ 10 tax hike that took place a few years ago was considered unconstitutional because it was disguised as a fee.
City councilman Joe Dill said it could mean future repayments for taxpayers in Greenville County.
“You can either receive a check from the county, apply it to your tax bill, or fill out a form and request that you hand over your check,” said Dill City Councilor.
This is all because Spartanburg County leaders support no more road maintenance costs.
“In the light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, it was a very simple decision for our council to abolish it,” said Manning Lynch Chairman Spartanberg County.
That’s where the October tax bill comes, and $ 25 will probably be gone.
But no matter what county you are in, the driver told us that the roads are rough.
“There are some bad roads in Greenville, and some roads need repairs,” said Linda Johnson, a resident of Greenville County.
The final reading of the Ordinance to Abolish Fees in Spartanberg County is scheduled for this Monday.
Dill City Council members will continue to pay attention to these possible redemptions in Greenville County.
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