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.
Property tax elimination hearing draws big crowd, but agreement still scarce
YORK, Pa. — To Jim Rodkey, property taxes are serfdom. “I am here today because I believe the property tax to be the most morally irresponsible, regressive, and unfair system of taxation in existence,” Rodkey, the head of the Pennsylvania Property Rights Association, a nonprofit group opposed to property taxes, said Tuesday. “Regardless of the […]
A new bill, a new legislative session. But the math of property tax reform remains as daunting as ever | Analysis
Math is hard. Property tax reform math is even harder.