Did Joe Biden propose a 2% nationwide property tax? No, that's not true: There's nothing about that in Biden's plan. Furthermore, the federal government does not collect property taxes. That job is left to state and local governments.
Hey home owner Biden supporters let's go over what a 2% property tax increase would look like for the average home owner. Let's say your home is worth $250,000. That 2% increase is $5,000/year. That $5,000/year equates to $416.67/month in extra property taxes
This is what the post looked like at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Oct 13 18:08:19 2020 UTC)
Although not saying so outright, the post clearly implies that Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, proposed or supports a 2% nationwide property tax. He does not.
We reached out to one of the authors of that analysis, Garrett Watson, to ask about the alleged federal tax. He said:
There is no nationwide property tax proposal in Biden's plan. I'm not sure where that claim even came from.
We're not sure, either.
The idea is especially confounding considering that the federal government does not collect property taxes. That's the responsibility of state and local governments.
Lead Stories has previously reported on Biden's tax plan. Here are links to our latest coverage: