Property Taxes

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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.


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.


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Philadelphia Property Tax Reassessment Has Some Residents Concerned

Sixty-seven-year-old Charles Sherd has lived in his home on Cantrell Street in South Philadelphia for more than 35 years.


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City Officials Receive Fewer Calls Than Expected About Tax Assessments

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.


Finance Director Rob Dubow and City Council President Darrell Clarke (courtesy City of Philadelphia).

City Council Grills Nutter Aides On Property Tax Assessments

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.


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Some Neighborhoods Will Bear Brunt Of Property Tax Increase, City Controller Says

Northern Liberties and the Graduate Hospital area are among the neighborhoods likely to be hardest hit by the city’s new property tax system.


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Mayor Nutter Gives Council Preview Of Property Tax Assessments

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.


Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announces new efforts to crack down on those who avoid paying their property taxes. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Launches New Effort To Track Down Property Tax Deadbeats

Two weeks before Philadelphia homeowners are due to receive updated property assessments, Mayor Michael Nutter has announced new efforts to crack down on those who avoid paying their property taxes.


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Katz Thinks AVI Could Send Young Families Packing For The Burbs

Katz voiced concern that sticker shock could be in store for young families who bought in to gentrifying neighborhoods. “And if en masse large numbers of them put ‘For Sale’ signs out, it’s going to drive the value of housing down,” Katz said.


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Taxes Top Agenda For City Council 2013 Session

Also looming is the continued financial woes of the school district, and the debate over the planned closure of 37 school buildings.


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Philadelphia Property Owners Await Numbers That Will Determine Their 2014 Tax Bill

Last week the mayor gave out just the first assessment figure: $96.5 billion, the new total value of all properties in the City of Philadelphia.


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Individual Impact Of Nutter’s Proposed Property Tax Overhaul Is Still Unknown

One day after briefing city council on the overhaul of Philadelphia’s property tax system, Mayor Nutter said the change will not be used to increase total revenues overall. But he readily admits some individual homeowners will end up paying more.