Property Taxes

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.


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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.


Superstorm Sandy aftermath. (credit: Doug Mills/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Says Taxes Could Go Up In Towns Hit Hard By Sandy

“There’s no magic money tree but I think people in these towns will recognize that, if they believe that the money is being spent reasonably and responsibly to rebuild their towns, they’ll be happy to do it,” Christie said.


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Corbett Expected To Sign Key Element Of Nutter’s Property Tax Initiative

Governor Corbett is expected to sign legislation headed to his desk that would authorize a key element of Mayor Nutter’s property tax reform initiative.


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Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Tax Problem

Mitt Romney is the person who needs to put up or shut up in his dispute with Harry Reid. There is no reason to believe a word he is saying about his taxes.





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