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With no wheel tax, higher property tax could be savings
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If you own three cars, you’ve been paying $90 a year in wheel tax – $30 for each vehicle.Now that the wheel tax measure has been placed on a referendum to be decided at the polls March 6, voters have the chance to do away with the wheel tax and the roughly $1 million a year it generates for education in Warren County. County Executive John Pelham has said this would be a devastating blow to county finances.If the wheel tax is defeated and county commissioners determine the $1 million a year is still needed, it would require a 17-cent property tax increase.While this would be a property tax increase, it wouldn’t necessarily be an overall tax increase. That would depend on your situation.