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Bell residents overcharged $3 million in taxes to get their money back

Acting Gov. Abel Maldonado is scheduled Monday to sign a bill that would return illegal tax levies to residents of scandal-plagued Bell.

Taxpayers in the small, working-class city were overcharged nearly $3 million in property taxes. Residents in Bell pay higher property tax rates than those in Beverly Hills.

Maldonado will return the dollars to residents in a bill-signing ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. on the steps of Bell City Hall, 6330 Pine Ave.

State legislation was needed to return the money to taxpayers because the law specifies that property tax overcharges normally are redistributed to schools.

Maldonado is serving as acting governor while Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is traveling in Asia.

-- Catherine Saillant

 
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I pay my taxes and have for 40 years. I just realized that I am an idiot!

I have several over charged propertey taxes on my bills, how do I get that money back ?

I live in Compton and we also pay higher taxes than Beverly Hills, When is someone going to go through Comptons system to see how much money we are owed in overtaxing. Also any overage that is paid in taxes should not go to the schools it should go back to the tax payers.

Anyone notice that this is being done via an acting Governor? I doubt old Arnie would have signed it!

@sheba

compton needs a BASTA chapter!!

300.00 DOLLARS IS MONEY FOR PENUTS WE WHANT ALL OUR MONEY BACK.


THESE OFFICALS THSUGHT THE MONEY GROWS ON TREES.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PAY BACK THE MONEY YOU STOLE TO THE TAX PAYERS.


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