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Why does the school system receive taxes from my pontoon boat?

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Macon, GA, 07/04/2016:
A pontoon boat flying the American Flag passes by Sandy Beach and Sparks Over the Park Independence Day Celebration at Lake Tobesofkee.

Macon, GA, 07/04/2016: A pontoon boat flying the American Flag passes by Sandy Beach and Sparks Over the Park Independence Day Celebration at Lake Tobesofkee.

Woody Marshall/The Telegraph

Woody Marshall/The Telegraph

Macon, GA, 07/04/2016: A pontoon boat flying the American Flag passes by Sandy Beach and Sparks Over the Park Independence Day Celebration at Lake Tobesofkee.

Stanley Dunlap, Telegraph staff writer

Bibb County collects property tax on my pontoon boat. Why does some of that money go to the school system?

That was the question posed to us by a reader through Macon Me Curious, a project of the Center for Collaborative Journalism in partnership with The Telegraph and GPB Macon. Macon Me Curious takes questions from the community and assigns reporters to find the answers.

To understand why your boat is taxed, first you must know what property is subject to to be taxed.

Among the types of properties that can be taxed are real and personal property.

Personal property includes items that can be moved, such as vehicles, boats or furniture, while real property includes land and buildings.

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2 Responses to “Why does the school system receive taxes from my pontoon boat?”

  1. Mark Strozier on August 3rd, 2018 11:30 am

    The Macon Me Curious submission form doesn’t seem to be working. Is MMC an ongoing project?

  2. Sonya Green on August 6th, 2018 5:00 pm

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for reaching out. I’m sorry to hear you are having problems with the form.

    Macon Me Curious is an ongoing project so if you have a question, please submit it. It should be working now. Go to ccjreports.com and you’ll see the form on the lower right side. Once you submit your question, you’ll see a response similar to this: Hey sonya, thanks for asking your question: “This is another test.” If we’re able to investigate it further, we’ll email you at [email protected]. Feel free to encourage your friends to ask questions, too!” If you do not get a similar message, please let us know.

    Thank you for your interest in Macon Me Curious.

    Best,
    Sonya Green

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