West Virginia Property Tax Classes Defined:
Class I: Intangible personal property and certain personal property employed exclusively in agriculture. [No property is currently taxed in this classification.]
Class II: Owner-occupied residential property used exclusively for residential purposes and all farm land used for agricultural purposes by its owner or bonafide tenant.
Class III: All real and personal property situated outside a municipality that is not taxed in Class I or Class II.
Class IV: All property situated inside a municipality that is not taxed in Class I or Class II.
Notice that Class I which was used to give farmers a break and account for forest lands is no longer used.
All of West Virginia has been declared Residential Property. How does that benefit WV Landowners?, it doesn't.
Class II is the tax paid if you live on your Residential parcel of land, while all of the other parcels farmed become a liability and drain on the family income since Class III is taxed at 2 times the value of Class II tax.
Who was the brilliant elected official that decided to map all coal seams in WV then tax Landowners for Coal that is where God left it? Did any WV Citizens have a say in whether this Fraud against WV Landowners was fair. I bet not.
The amount of tax on Your coal ramps up as Coal Companies work towards Your Property. Can a Landowner survive these tax increases to ever see the benefit of having coal taken from their property? Probably not. The Coal Company can wait out those who can pay the taxes while the County increases the tax as if the Landowner would share in the financial benefit of having their coal stolen by a Coal Company.
I know how Coal Companies work, they taught the Oil & Gas Companies how to steal from Landowners. They use a bad lease to get the permission of the Landowner to enter their property, then understate the amount of coal taken, while taking deductions to ensure that the Landowner "gets a little something", while elected officials seem to be fine $$$$ with theft from their Citizens. This scam has been going on for more than 150 years.
One County in WV taxed their Landowners for the volume of Well Products taken by Chesapeake. The Landowners got a nice break since Chesapeake severely under reports Well Products across Our Nation, but they also traditionally pay a 1% Royalty which won't cover the County taxes on the volume of Well Products reported. WV Landowners are stolen from by Chesapeake, not protected by the State and County they pay taxes to, then have their mineral rights stolen by Sheriffs Sale for not being able to pay the Well Product Volume tax, which is insult to injury.
With all the money to be made in State government, no wonder low lifes flock to State Capital Buildings with no intent to protect their Citizens by remaining true to their oath of office to do what is best for the Citizens of their State. It is obvious that WV Citizens have been abused by their elected officials since the formation of the State back in in 1863.
There is no way to end corruption in the US without correcting the longstanding dirty secret of the theft from Landowners by domestic energy companies and those who are corrupt in each State Capital and in the County Courthouses, who never seem to have enough money to be satisfied.
Landowners have always carried the burden of financing the County Governments until their land is taken due to their inevitable inability to produce enough income to survive a Sheriff Sale.
As Corruption ends, the amount of money needed to run a local government in West Virginia and most other States can be paid for by taxing the Fossil Fuels and Minerals which have been stolen for too long from each State by deals between State government and those who mine then steal the wealth.
The Storm is here and the swamps in Washington and each State across Our Nation will be drained.
"If God hadn't stepped in, they would have owned it all".
Thank you Ron for the "HEADS UP"!
I for one, always try to read your postings. I don't always agree with you but folks need to sharpen their brain cells......And how are they going to do that unless they read and look at options that are available and mull them over in their heads?
I don't typically read replies to my posts since they are meant to inform people of what I know to be True.
This draws fire from those who are not yet ready to know what has been hidden from US Citizens for 100s and possibly 1000s of years.
Your words are those of a Wise individual, and I thank You for having an open mind to what is coming.
I hope the coming Storm and Truth that will follow will give You hope rather than the fear it will cause to those who are un-awake and would rather keep their World as it is and unchanged.
Trust The Plan, We Will Be Set Free From A Bondage We Have Been Completely Unaware Of.
More On The WV Coal Tax Scam
See the above attached notice from the State of WV, which has no formula or logic of how the new tax was arrived at, included on the notification. No Transparency here whatsoever. Just take it or hand over your Mineral Rights to the State for $$$$$ disposition.
This is what the State Notification looks like, minus the Landowners Name which was removed to protect the Abused from further abuse.
It appears to me that West Virginia spent Millions of State Income Tax money in order to have one on one access to a large percentage of WV Landowners due to Coal Seams showing up under most RESIDENTIAL ACRES (All WV Acres) in the State.
This means that Millions in Tax Money were used for the future collection of untold Billions from State Landowners. Add in the appreciation $$$ of Coal Companies for this assist to remove potential Royalty Owners, and the State Officials have a Win Win situation that I'm sorry to say they will never collect on. There are over 900 Sealed Federal Indictments for WV, no doubt Charleston's swamp will be drained.
The US is about to change giving We The People back Our Governments that have been stolen from us, and have become abusive to the point of enslaving us all.
Now You know why I often say "They Would Have Owned It All, If God had not Stepped In".
Ron how do you think this change is going to be made and by who?
Cut & Pasted From My Profile Here on GMS:
You can take this to the bank. Domestic O&G Corruption will be taken care of per Executive Order "Severe Human Rights and Corruption signed by President Trump12/21/17 as part of his plan to end All Corruption now in progress in the US. See whitehouse.gov & search for this Executive Order.
Landowners will now Win, O&G Companies will be confiscated and placed in the US Treasury per the above executive Order. I've been very busy writing letters to the US DEPT OF JUSTICE.
It's easy to see the future when you know where to look.
I have links to both Executive Orders and Table of Sealed Federal Indictments by State that I will include later.
WHO? I have said many times: Pray for Our President, Our Military and the NSA that will soon give WE THE PEOPLE Back Our Nation by putting us back in charge of Our Governments, Federal, State, and County. No one can stop what is coming, No One!
Chesapeake Energy is now owned by those in Washington DC, through the Carlyle Group. But the Swamp in DC can't save them. Read On.
Encino Energy a Canadian "Retirement Investment Firm" owned by China, Canada and other Countries THINK they own Ohio's Utica Shale Play and other Shale Plays in the US. For now, we'll let them believe this, but changes are coming.
Total E&P owns 25% of the Ohio Utica that Chesapeake was "producing" in. The Royalties that were being paid to Chesapeake, are more than likely still being paid to Chesapeake through an inside deal with Encino, since the 27 cent check I recieved, a one time payment, was for 4 Utica Wells. When I called Encino they said they had no books and no idea what to pay. 27 cents is OK with them, maybe not so with the Department of Justice.
What do You do with companies that steal so much wealth that they have enough money left over to Reinvest it in juges, lawyers, and Your elected officials, those that You trusted to enforce the State and Federal Laws being violated?
Our President Donald J. Trump did this:
Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption
Whitehouse.gov link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/
Executive Order "Severe Human Rights and Corruption", signed by Our President Donald J. Trump on 12/21/17: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-blo...
Copied from Executive Order:
Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption
Issued on: December 21, 2017
I hereby determine and order:
Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:
(B) to be a current or former government official, or a person acting for or on behalf of such an official, who is responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in:
(1) corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery; or
(2) the transfer or the facilitation of the transfer of the proceeds of corruption;
How do You dispose of Corrupt individuals in a World too Corrupt to Convict the above once they are Indicted?
Use the Military Tribunal Executive Order updated Jan 2018. No deals, No one walks.
NOTE: THIS EXECUTIVE ORER IS VERY HARD TO FIND, BUT I HAVE A LINK THAT I WILL PROVIDE LATER after I find it, Again!
President Trump made a Campaign Promise that the Corruption Would Stop. Everyone from the Top of the Government to the individual will obey the laws of the US or they will find themselves in Prison.
The World Has Changed. Most of the Corrupt didn't get the memo.
Good morning Ron, I am hoping that you are, for the most part, correct in your prediction. But I have reservations that Mr. Trump is the man to make it work. I guess that the future will prove whether or not you are correct.
How Do WV Elected Officials Justify The Coal Tax Which Will Morph Into A Minerals Tax Per The Form Sent Out From Charleston, WV?
I don't know what elected officials have been telling WV Citizens, but I have a suspicion about what they could say to excuse themselves.
Democrat politicians could claim they are the first real Socialists, and feel a need to transfer the potential wealth of Landowners to all WV Citizens. If this is true, there would be money flowing to WV Citizens who are in poverty, along with the 50 plus years of Federal Appalachia Funds that have been sent out to the Needy in Appalachia, but is there money flowing to the Needy? Probably not, from either source.
At best I believe the Coal Tax which will now lead to an Oil & Gas tax if you look at the Tax Notification attached to the last post, there is an "Other" to be taxed in the future, for taking Oil & Gas potential wealth from WV Landowners.
I know of at least one Landowner that couldn't afford his Mineral Rights thanks to being taxed for well production/product volume rather than the 1% Royalty he was being paid by Chesapeake, which is the standard for Chesapeake in the US. They only have one Revenue department from which to pay Royalties for All US Citizens, it would be impossible to pay at several Royalty rates across the Nation. The BOSS SAYS Pay everyone a "Little Something", and I know it isn't actually tied to well volume, product price, owner decimal etc, and as I have said before "The Only Printed Information On a US Citizens Royalty Statement from Chesapeake or now Encino That isn't Fraud Is The Royalty Owners Name".
Every possible method of fraud is used each month to reduce Royalties.
The States don't want rich Landowners that can sue the County or State for Political Overreach used to steal potential Wealth, steal Homes and Re-Utilize Land of those who can no longer carry the excessive Tax burdens being applied across the Shale Play States.
One more thing, when you hear that Public Service Message that says Driving is a "Privilege not a Right", remember that all high ways were paid for by Your Tax Dollars, therefore we have all earned a Right to drive which can be revoked if You don't follow the laws of Your State.
Let me remind all elected officials, you serve the Citizens of Your Nation, State or County as a Privilege, not a right. For some of you that Privilege will soon be REVOKED.
It is True that most Humans are honest caring people, with exception of approximately 10% who have a bad gene or bad upbringing or are plain lazy.
Those who have Served Our Country in the Military who wish to see Our Republic and it's Citizens be treated fairly should pursue a career in Serving as a leader in Our New Governments.The WWII Veterans who served in Our post WWII governments outnumbered the corrupt making America Great up until November 22, 1963 when the Deep State came out of hiding, and have run Our governments since then.
There will soon be a SEVERE SHORTAGE of US politicians due to the Sealed Federal Indictments numbering over 110,000 and climbing. The NSA already has the evidence that will convict many.
If Any Citizen knows of a corrupt government official or citizen, that was missed in the Round Up, notify the Department of Justice who can correct this oversight.
Good morning Ron,
I usually read new postings every day. And every once in a while I go back to reread several of previous postings, including yours. By doing so, I can get a much better idea of what they are saying. Many of us are not as articulate in expressing our opinions as other folks. And when bashing and nasty comments occurs, I tend to discourage it as best as I can.
Corruption occurs on both sides of the political world! I doubt that Mr. T can clean up all that goes on, no matter how long he is in office. He would have to have earned unwavering respect from all of the world leaders, and not call them nasty names if they do not agree. I think that trait is maybe his worst problem to solve.