CAPITOL VIEW: Is it a property tax problem or a school funding problem? CAPITOL VIEW A tax is a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc. Thanks dictionary.com. It is also a burdensome charge, obligation, duty, or demand. Taxing, says our source, is wearingly burdensome. Just ask the 49 members ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!