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Tax Abatement

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Close Vote On Controversial 10-Year Tax Abatement By Philadelphia City Council

It was a close vote this past week as Philadelphia City Council decided to revise the city’s controversial 10-year tax abatement on new construction.

06/16/2013

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Philadelphia Councilman Calling For Cap On Tax Abatement For New Construction

As City Council struggles with setting a new property tax rate for homeowners, the lawmakers face a related question: whether to modify the long-controversial tax abatement for new construction.

06/01/2013

(Councilman Wilson Goode Jr., in 2011 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

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.”

04/24/2013

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Councilman Proposes Overhauling Philadelphia Tax Abatement

A city councilman is proposing a huge overhaul to the long-controversial 10-year property tax abatement in Philadelphia.

09/14/2012

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