Stop the Tennessee State Property Tax
Honorable Governor Bill Lee
We, the undersigned Citizens of Tennessee, do hereby petition for the Amending of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee in order to prohibit a State Tax on Property. Article II Section 28 which pertains to a State Property Tax should be abolished. This is an onerous and potentially devastating burden for Tennessee families. It is a tax which could jeopardize the ability of local communities to properly fund education, local infrastructure and emergency responders.
Furthermore, the Tangible and Intangible Personal Property Tax which currently may be applied to every citizen in Tennessee should be limited to businesses only. Currently it too is a potential tax which has a rate set to zero. We oppose onerous taxation as it impedes an individual’s God granted rights to pursue life, liberty and happiness.
Rob Mitchell, Rutherford County Assessor of Property