Watering Trough Tax Abatement

UPDATE:  REPEALED in 2014, 46:1, I, eff. July 26, 2014.!  
Thanks Rep. Coffey!

Did you know that in New Hampshire you might be able to save $3 on your annual property taxes if you have a watering trough?

Section 76:18

76:18 For Watering Trough. – The selectmen of every town shall abate a sum not exceeding $3 from the tax of any inhabitant, who shall construct, and during the year keep in repair, a watering trough, well supplied with water, sufficiently elevated and easily accessible for horses attached to carriages, if said selectmen shall deem the same necessary for the convenience of travelers.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/v/76/76-18.htm

Obviously, this law from 1858 is long obsolete and should be repealed.  However, if it did not require approval from the selectmen, it would be a fun way to avoid paying $3 in taxes.

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