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