Philadelphia Property Taxes

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Phila. Councilman Says Spending Cuts Could Keep Tax Rate Down to 1 Percent

Councilman Jim Kenney has introduced a plan to cut spending so the property tax rate stays at or below 1.0 percent.

03/07/2013

Nutter Launches Series Of Meetings To Answer AVI Questions

Tonight brings two meetings — the first of dozens expected this month — staged by the Nutter Administration to reach residents who are confused or upset by their new property assessments.

03/07/2013

(Flanked by other city officials, Mayor Nutter speaks to reporters about the Actual Value Initiative, AVI.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Defends City’s New Property Tax Assessments

In recent days both city controller Alan Butkovitz and councilman Mark Squilla have claimed that inaccuracies in the AVI assessments exceed the industry-accepted margin of error. But Mayor Nutter begs to differ.

03/06/2013

(City councilman Kenyatta Johnson, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman’s Plan Would Help Homeowners Hardest Hit By Property Tax Overhaul

Second District councilman Kenyatta Johnson says his district is among those that will be hardest hit by the move to the so-called Actual Value Initiative (“AVI”).

02/21/2013

(Mayor Nutter, with other city officials, stresses the importance of the "Actual Value Initiative."  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Offer Appeals Path for Revised Property Assessments

If you have questions about the assessment, you can call the Office of Property Assessment at 215-686-9200, or go to phila.gov/opa.

02/15/2013

City Hall (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Proceeding With Property Tax Makeover, Philadelphia Mails Out Revised Assessments

The Nutter Administration is mailing out more than 500,000 assessments to property owners — the first wholesale remaking of property values in Philadelphia in many years.

02/15/2013

Michael Nutter (file photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Holds Closed Door Meeting On Property Tax Values In Philadelphia

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that at the meeting, the total value of all city properties was put at just under $100-billion.

12/19/2012

FILE PHOTO (Credit: Getty Images)

Pennsylvania House Moves To Protect City And Schools From Property Tax Hit

With Philadelphia’s property tax overhaul apparently on hold for a year, the state House has advanced legislation that would protect tax revenues for the city and school district in the interim.

06/27/2012

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says School Cuts Must Be Accompanied By New Property Tax System

The mayor concedes that some of the Philadelphia school cuts will be difficult but says the district’s future requires “shared sacrifice.”

04/24/2012

(City officials testify before Philadelphia City Council regarding next year's budget.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Wrestling With Expected Impact Of State Ruling On City Tax Formula

The ruling could cost the city and the school district millions of dollars.

04/04/2012

(Video frame from City of Phila. cable TV channel)

Nutter Unveils New Budget Plan; Possible Sticker Shock For Homeowners

Philadelphia property owners, residential and commercial, brace yourself: Mayor Nutter is unveiling a new budget while laying out a plan that will mean higher property taxes for many.

03/08/2012

(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

Chief Assessment officer Richie McKeithen holds up a state issued ID which property tax assessors will display when they come knocking (credit: KYW's Steve Tawa)

New Property Tax Officer Says Reassessments Will Aim To Hit True Market Value

“We don’t set the market, new chief assessment officer Richie McKeithen says. “We just follow the activity that occurs.”

08/31/2011

(Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Judge Temporarily Halts Philadelphia School District Layoff Plan

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has granted a union request to force schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman to rescind 1,500 teacher layoffs for the time being.

06/06/2011

(Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Nutter Offers Council A Menu Of Tax Hikes: Parking, Property, And/Or Sodas

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is proposing a tax on soda and other sugary drinks as he and City Council continue trying to help bail out the cash-starved Philadelphia school district.

06/02/2011

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