Time Is Running Out To Apply For Program That Allows Homeowners To Defer Portion Of Real Estate TaxesLow-income Philadelphia homeowners have less than a month left to apply for a program that lets them defer a portion of their real estate taxes.
2013 IN REVIEW: AVI Becomes Reality For Philadelphia HomeownersThe Actual Value Initiative, or "AVI" became the most battled-over program in City Hall during 2013.
Philadelphia Launches Property Tax Gentrification Relief ProgramIt is the second major relief program to result from the new property assessments that were mailed out earlier this year, for tax bills that are due early next year.
State Senate Approves Tax Measures Sought By Mayor NutterOkayed in the State Senate and now heading to the governor were two key measures, sought by the mayor and City Council, stemming from AVI.
Pew Report: Philadelphians Wary About City's New Property Tax System A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts says Philadelphians are 'wary' about the city's new “AVI” property tax system.
Controversial, Contentious Budget Was Hallmark of Phila. Council's Legislative SeasonAfter months of debate, Council president Darrell Clarke says he's proud of the final version of the Actual Value Initiative that Council has approved.
Council Gives Preliminary Approval To 1.34% Tax RatePhiladelphia's controversial new property tax system is now a step closer to reality, following a preliminary vote Wednesday in City Council.
Philadelphia Councilman Calling For Cap On Tax Abatement For New ConstructionAs 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.
Measures To Ease Philadelphia’s Transition To AVI Pass In State HouseThe state House has passed and sent to the Senate a pair of bills that would ease the impact of Mayor Michael Nutter’s initiative to overhaul property taxes in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Controller Says New Property Assessments Are Even Less AccurateAnd tAlan Butkovitz says the administration needs to reassess its reassessments.
Property, Wages, or...? Stakeholders Argue Philadelphia's Tax PolicyThe discussion, titled "Philadelphia Taxes -- Past, Present and Future." was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University's Center on Regional Politics.
Councilman Wants To Subpoena Nutter Administration Over Property RevaluationsCouncilman at-large David Oh says questions abound over the accuracy of the new assessments, and he says the methodology released last week did not clear up how the new property values were calculated.
Homestead Exemption Application Deadline ExtendedCity officials have extended the Homestead Exemption application deadline to September 13th.
City Council Asks OPA To Release AVI FormulasCity 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.
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."