A tax mistake cost her $2.5K; she says York County should ‘do the right thing’
YORK -- A taxing issue is back on the docket for the York County Council.
The council voted Monday night in to reopen a discussion about whether to fully refund a York County resident for 10 years of overpaid taxes.
Erin Ramey, a Rock Hill homeowner, discovered earlier this year she had been paying a 6 percent tax rate on her home. That’s a rate typically designated for rental properties and businesses, not the 4 percent levied on owner-occupied for homes.
State law allows someone who catches the mistake to recoup the past two years of overpaid funds. Ramey collected the overpayment for 2015 and 2016, but she had to petition the council for the amount she overpaid since she moved into the home in 2005.