Into your pockets for at least an extra sixty six bucks

The average homeowner in Prince Rupert faces an extra five percent on their taxes for 2008, as Prince Rupert city council gave their first approval to proposed tax increases.

That’s an increase of one per cent from last year when taxes for 2007 went up four percent and a jump from 2006 when the city collected an extra 500,000 dollars from civic taxpayers. Quick math tells us that’s about a 13-15 per cent jump in three years.

For 2008 the average homeowner with a house valued at 147,000 dollars will find that they need to provide an extra sixty six dollars to help the city meet its financial goals, obligations and aspirations in 2008…

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