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The Washington Post
Friday, September 5, 1997




Va. Tax Plans --
Comparisons
And Case Studies


CASE NO. 1:
High income, two vehicles


Orlanda, 49, Mary, 52, son Wynton, 13, of Vienna.

Occupation and Income: Band teacher and elementary school principal, $135,000.

Vehicles: 1994 Jeep truck, 1992 Mercedes, assessed at $17,500 each.

Tax rate: $4.57 per $100 in Fairfax County.

Tax bill: $800 each, total of $1,600.

First-year savings under Beyer plan: $0 (Household income exceeds $75,000 cap.)

Five-year total savings under Beyer plan: $0

First-year savings under Gilmore plan: $137

Five-year total savings under Gilmore plan: $3,384





CASE NO. 2:
Moderate income, two vehicles

Robert, 41, Terri, 39, sons Nathaniel, 14, and Mitchell, 12, of Newport News.

Occupation and Income: Construction engineer and orthodontic assistant, $55,000.

Vehicles: 1995 and 1989 Ford Tauruses, assessed at $9,000 and $2,500

Tax rate: $4.15 per $100 in Newport News.

Tax bill: $374 and $104, total of $478.

First-year savings under Beyer plan: $250.

Five-year total savings under Beyer plan: $1,250.

First-year savings under Gilmore plan: $124

Five-year total savings under Gilmore plan: $1,621.





CASE NO. 3:
Retirees, two vehicles

Charles, 64, Martha, 62,
of Pennington Gap.

Occupation and Income: Construction engineer and orthodontic assistant, $55,000.

Vehicles: 1997 Toyota Camry and 1996 Toyota Avalon, assessed at $16,000 and $22,000.

Tax rate: $1.25 per $100 in Lee County.

Tax bill: $200 and $275, total of $475.

First-year savings under Beyer plan: $250.

Five-year total savings under Beyer plan: $1,250.

First-year savings under Gilmore plan: $38

Five-year total savings under Gilmore plan: $939.

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