Board of Revision of Taxes

(Carla Pagan testifies before Philadelphia City Council about the work of the Board of Revision of Taxes, where she is executive director.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Pay Raises Grease the Machinery at Phila. Property Tax Review Board

BRT executive director Carla Pagan confirmed that the measure approved last month by Council to give board members a pay raise had its intended effect: the BRT has now greatly increased the number of appeals it is hearing.

04/22/2014

File Photo (Credit: Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Nutter Has Stern Words For Board That Hears Property Tax Appeals

A backlog of property tax appeals — and a plan to give raises to the board that hears appeals — has prompted angry words from Mayor Nutter.

04/06/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman Mark Squilla, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Legal Snag Could Delay Pay Boost For Phila. Tax Appeals Board

Pay raises for members of the Board of Revision of Taxes could be delayed by a previous court ruling, even though City Council voted to raise their pay in an effort to break a logjam of cases.

03/16/2014

(Councilman Mark Squilla, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilman Wants Annual Salaries For Tax Board Members Restored

“We need the BRT right now,” Councilman Mark Squilla says. “We need them to have these hearings. We need them to make sure they’re fair and as soon as possible.”

01/27/2014

City Hall (File photo - credit: Tim McLaughlin)

City Hall Warns Property Owners of Delays in Assessment Reviews

The initial reviews of about 25,000 property assessments won’t be completed before the deadline to file a formal appeal, so the city is urging property owners to proceed without waiting.

09/23/2013

(Carla Pagan, executive director of the Board of Revision of Taxes, testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Property Tax Appeals Could Take 1½ Years, Official Says

BRT executive director Carla Pagan says the time required will be determined by the number of formal appeals filed, which she estimates could range between 10,000 and 50,000, or more.

04/23/2013

Philadelphia residential property owners meet with city officials to get help with their property assessment. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Fewer Property Owners Than Expected File Informal Appeals Of Property Assessments

Officials had expected about 30,000 requests of first level reviews. The Nutter Administration’s spin on the lower tally: many people are on board with their new value.

04/02/2013

(file photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Board Agrees To Slash Percentage To Calculate Property Taxes In Philadelphia

Property tax bills in Philadelphia use 32-percent, but the state says Philadelphia’s ratio should be much lower — 18.1 percent. The city is asking the state to reconsider.

01/20/2012

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