6 responses to Do Amish pay taxes?
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    margaret p
    Comment on didn't know (May 8th, 2011 at 08:56)

    didn't know

    I was asked about the amish and why they don’t pay taxes so to find out for myself, I did a little research. I guess now I know. Although, because I live in upstate NY I feel like they can and are buying up a lot of property> do they support each other with the monies to buy property? It seems as though their community is growing.

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      Comment on Amish money-lending (May 9th, 2011 at 09:20)

      Amish money-lending

      Hi Margaret, Amish are definitely moving to New York and those communities are growing at a fast pace.

      Amish society is not collective in that they share resources out of one pot, but within the community Amish might lend money at favorable terms, say for a home loan or when starting up a business.

      I think you’ll continue to see more and more Amish in NY as it’s pretty attractive for its available farmland, much cheaper than in places like Southeastern PA.

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    Randy
    Comment on the Amish steel wheels tearing up the roads (April 15th, 2015 at 06:29)

    the Amish steel wheels tearing up the roads

    the Amish steel wheels tearing up the roads
    They use there buggy with steel wheels on the highway and don’t pay taxes
    We pay taxes on gasoline for our highway. They use the roads and don’t pay taxes

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      Anonymous
      Comment on Do Amish pay taxes? (April 15th, 2015 at 09:00)

      In Ind. the Amish pay taxes and have license plates on their buggies. In Ohio a road tax IS collected and a fee charged for each buggy owned. Don’t know about other states.

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      Mark – Holmes Co.
      Comment on Do Amish pay taxes? (April 15th, 2015 at 13:00)

      We pay $50 fee for each buggy we use and this goes towards paying for road maintenance costs in our county. We do buy gasoline. It goes into our generator, lawn mowers, pasture mower, and into other things as mixed fuels (garden tiller, weed eater, chainsaw, etc.) During the winter we can get away with buying 8 – 10 gallons of gasoline a week at the local gas station, but during the warm parts of the year, that often doubles. Add in the $50 per buggy fee and it adds up, especially in a community this size. Just my 2 cents.

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      Linda
      Comment on Property tax (April 15th, 2015 at 13:30)

      Property tax

      Most homeowners would pay a county real estate or property tax, plus sales taxes. Some of these taxes may be used toward road projects.

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