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Readers react: Elkhart County will lose $42.63 million after tax caps in 2014

Some said property tax caps protect taxpayer money while others said the extra cash in the wallet isn’t worth making schools and other programs suffer. What do you think?

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

Property tax caps will account for a bigger loss in funding for Elkhart County and its towns, cities, schools, libraries and tax increment finance districts in 2014 than in 2013. 

The county and it’s affected entities lost $36.37 million in 2013 and stands to lose $42.63 million this year, according to numbers from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. That’s an increase of 17.2 percent.

The city of Elkhart will be hardest hit followed by Elkhart schools, Goshen schools, Elkhart County government and the city of Goshen.

You can read the full story about the losses here.

Readers either believed that the tax caps help save them from giving unnecessary amounts of money to the government or thought the caps will hurt quality of life in Elkhart County.



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