Property Tax Assessment

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Council Wants To Give A Break To Homeowners Appealing Tax Assessments

City Council committee has given initial approval to a bill that staves off next year’s property tax bill for those who are still in the process of appealing the new assessment.

05/23/2013

(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Measures To Ease Philadelphia’s Transition To AVI Pass In State House

The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a pair of bills that would ease the impact of Mayor Michael Nutter’s initiative to overhaul property taxes in Philadelphia.

05/16/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Controller Says Philadelphia’s Property Tax Abatement Is Unfair To Other Homeowners

City controller Alan Butkovitz on Tuesday told council that the abatement is basically unfair to other homeowners who now face higher taxes under AVI.

04/17/2013

Michael Nutter (file photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Urges Homeowners To Send In Homestead Exemption Applications Now

Philadelphia residents who want to take advantage of the 2014 homestead exemption have until next summer to apply, but they may want to get that application in by the end of the day today.

11/15/2012

Richie McKeithen (right) and staff address Philadelphia City Council in April, 2011. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Reassessment Plan Prompts Council Concerns

Mayor Nutter’s plan to reassess every single property in Philadelphia came under the microscope during a City Council hearing, with lawmakers voicing concern that longtime residents may face ‘sticker shock’ at year’s end.

04/05/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

City Council Begins Hearings On Mayor Nutter’s Budget, Today

Today brings the start of two months of Philadelphia City Council hearings on Mayor Nutter’s new budget, and the process could get heated over Nutter’s plan to overhaul property assessments, while bringing in $90-million extra to the Philadelphia School District.

03/26/2012

(Credit: Mark Shapiro)

Big Spike In New Jersey Residents Appealing Their Property Tax Assessments

If you own a home in New Jersey, you have or soon will receive that green postcard indicating the tax assessed value of the property.

02/05/2012

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