Fed up with having to pay $7,143 in school taxes for a district his children don't attend, an Easton, Pa. area man paid that portion of his tax bill last week in single dollar bills.
Robert Fernandes, a father of three, moved to Forks Township a year ago from Warren County, N.J. seeking lower property taxes for a larger home that could also house his elderly parents. Fernandes commutes to work as an IT manager for a company in Bedminster Township, N.J., while his wife home-schools the children, ages 7, 4 and 1.
Fernandes says he got a great deal on a short sale when he bought his home, but his annual property taxes total nearly $10,000. Reached by phone Tuesday, Fernandes said he doesn't want to pay $7,143 in school taxes.
Read the complete story from Pameka Sroka-Holzmann at lehighvalleylive.com.
Watch a youtube.com video of Fernandes making his payment to the Forks Township tax collector.