Black's farm tax break
Victoria Wulsin's latest shot against Steve Black, her opponent in the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary, faults him for claiming a tax break invoked by many land owners in wealthy Indian Hill -- for farming.
Black said the the tax break is justified because "Every year we cultivate a substantial vegetable garden and grow hay in the fields."
Black's renovated 1860 farmhouse sits on 10-plus acres of land, a remnant of the family farm purchased in the 1920s. Hamilton County lists the property as a livestock farm, and values the house and land at $1.4 million. Black's latest tax semi-annual tax bill: $3,973.92.
Wulsin lives in Indian Hill too. Her 10-plus acres and home are valued at $1.7 million. Her latest tax bill: $10,072.35