Taxation: Pricey Points Of View

Pricey Points Of View

Pay-per-view TV is one thing, say the residents of Port Hueneme, Calif., but this is ridiculous! Eight homeowner groups are suing that sleepy coastal city, located 65 miles north of Los Angeles, to protest a new tax on beach properties determined in part by how close they are to the ocean. The "view tax," as the local press has dubbed it, was imposed in July to help maintain a 52-acre park along the beach. It will cost property owners closest to the water an extra $192 a year. The homeowner groups, comprising most of the 1,250 property holders affected by the...

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