Philadelphia again extends deadline for property tax reviews
'This deadline extension is essential,” said City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson, who requested the extension from the city.
New Pa. budget includes $140M boost to state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program
Pennsylvanians living with a disability, widows who are aged 50 and older, and residents 65 or older can qualify.
Philly landlords expected to raise rents due to city reassessment
Like everything else, rents in Philadelphia are rising and could go higher with the average 31 percent property tax increase coming next year.
Which Pa. counties have the lowest tax burden? | The Numbers Racket
Using the national median household income, coupled with relevant deductions and exemptions, SmartAsset was able to identify which of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties have the lowest tax burden, and which have the highest.
A western Pa. lawmaker has a plan to fix property taxes. Will the Legislature act on it? | Mark O’Keefe
Everyone agrees that Pennsylvanians pay too much in school property taxes. But no one's ever been able to reach agreement on what to do about it.
How seniors’ sweet tax breaks have become a target for cash-conscious lawmakers | Analysis
In most states, including Pa., seniors pay less income tax than younger people. Is that fair?One state lawmaker is looking at taxing retirement income.
It’s long past time to fix Pa.’s property assessment/appeals mess | Colin McNickle
Pennsylvania’s public policy makers have failed their charge to come up with an assessment system that is transparent and equitable to the taxpayers.
What to do about those modern Scrooges who don’t want to pay their fair share for public schools? | Opinion
Hearing from these anti-school tax folks is like getting a visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future all at once.
Pennsylvania’s property tax, explained: A moral wrong, or the building block of government finance?
When he started knocking on doors during his inaugural campaign for state representative in 1992, Sam Rohrer noticed a topic popping up again and again — property taxes. He was aware of complaints, but the extent of the problem became more and more apparent as he talked to his soon-to-be constituents in Berks County. Rohrer, […]
So that’s what it takes to get a little property tax relief | Editorial Cartoon
Spoiler: It's going to require a road trip unless, or until, the Legislature finally acts.
A Republican lawmaker wants to eliminate Pa.’s property tax by targeting retirement income. Will his bill gain traction this session?
A bill from Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, would also increase income and sales taxes to replace the estimated $15 billion that state property owners currently pay.