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Plan To Annually Reassess Properties In Philadelphia Is Scrapped

Last year’s overhaul of property values in Philadelphia has led to a backlog of appeals this year, and that, in turn, has prompted the city to scrap plans to make reassessments annual.


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BRT Attempting To Plan Ahead For Property Tax System Overhaul

With Mayor Nutter pushing for a top-to-bottom overhaul of how Philadelphia calculates its property taxes, the head of the agency that hears appeals fears a landslide of cases in the coming year.



Mayor Nutter Sets Aside Funds To Address Property Tax Assessments In Philadelphia

The money will be used to hire 80 new property assessors and to upgrade and retool the computerized assessment system that officials now believe yielded flawed results.