ISSUE | TRANSFER TAX

Whether it's a levy or a fee, it's costly

When I bought my home in Delaware County in 2009 and tried to deduct the transfer tax from my income tax, my accountant told me that it was not a "tax" but a "fee," and, therefore, not deductible ("Dodging taxes," Sunday).

It sure felt like a tax. Being a peon, I had no choice but to pay it. It's just another thing that the "little people" have to pay - not like real-estate moguls, like a certain presidential candidate.

|Jodine Mayberry, Brookhaven, jvmayb9941@icloud.com