New data released by the state shows New Jersey’s property tax rates have been rising more slowly since Chris Christie became governor.
The Pew analysis of the new assessments finds that the percentage of property taxes borne by individual homeowners compared to other owners will go from about 54 percent under the old system to about 60 percent under AVI.
City officials have extended the Homestead Exemption application deadline to September 13th.
City Council members are inching closer to getting the nitty-gritty on how the Nutter Administration came up with new assessments for every property in the city.
“We’re giving away money (through the abatement) that we don’t necessarily need to give away,” Goode said. “And at the same time, driving up tax bills for everyone else.”
A package of bills designed to reduce the sticker shock associated with the overhaul of Philadelphia’s property tax structure has cleared a state House committee.
Mayor Nutter wants to get the schools an extra $60 million, but after two years of property tax hikes, he is clearly hesitant to go in that direction again.
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.
Dozens of residents filed into the auditorium at Neumann-Goretti High School in South Philadelphia to have some of their AVI questions answered at a public outreach session.
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.
Sixty-seven-year-old Charles Sherd has lived in his home on Cantrell Street in South Philadelphia for more than 35 years.
City officials insist that the phones have not exactly been ringing off the hook in response to the new property assessments that appeared in the mail last week.
Aides to the mayor were in the hot seat Wednesday as city council members grilled them over the controversial new property assessments that have some residents fuming.
Northern Liberties and the Graduate Hospital area are among the neighborhoods likely to be hardest hit by the city’s new property tax system.
One week from tomorrow, new property assessments for all Philadelphia homeowners get mailed out. In advance of that, the Nutter Administration on Wednesday briefed Council members on the numbers — at least some of them.
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