Property Taxes

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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.


Chris Christie at town hall meeting in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey on March 13, 2014. (credit: David Madden)

Hecklers Disrupt Christie’s Town Hall Meeting In Mt. Laurel

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held another of his town hall meetings in an area where he should have been among friends, Republican-rich Mount Laurel. But some in the audience were determined to disrupt the session.


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Senate Sends Corbett Bills To Smooth Out Nutter’s Property Tax Overhaul

The bill headed to the governor’s desk would allow city council to consider age and financial means in granting relief to long-time owners of a home who experience a jump in property taxes.


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Pennsylvania House Passes A Tax Shifting Bill Aimed At Lowering Property Taxes

The Pennsylvania House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would give local school districts the option of increasing other taxes for the purpose of lowering property taxes.


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Chris details the latest efforts by Republicans to defund Obamacare, Comedian Louis C.K’s case against smart phones, and what could be the end of Roy Halladay’s time with the Phillies. He also talks to Comedian Jimmy Shubert.

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New Jersey Shore Mayor Priced Out Of Home By Local Property Taxes

The mayor of a New Jersey shore town is selling his waterfront home because he says he can’t afford the property taxes.


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NJ Property Tax Bills Rising, But More Slowly

New data released by the state shows New Jersey’s property tax rates have been rising more slowly since Chris Christie became governor.


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Pew Study: Residential Property Owners Will Pay Bigger Chunk Of Taxes Under AVI

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.


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Homestead Exemption Application Deadline Extended

City officials have extended the Homestead Exemption application deadline to September 13th.


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City Council Asks OPA To Release AVI Formulas

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.


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Councilman Goode Proposes Changes For Tax Abatement Program

“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.”


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

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.


To Raise $60M For Schools, Nutter ‘Interested’ In Raising Liquor-By-The-Drink Tax

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.


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.


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Philadelphia Residents Attend Public Meeting To Review Property Assessments

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.