Pennsylvania

The Erie County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals has denied a property tax exemption for the Jefferson Educational Society, though the board also reduced the assessed value of the local think tank's property to $900,000 from $2 million. Read More

Owners of a Wilkes-Barre commercial property owe $172,291 in delinquent real estate taxes dating back to 2005, but Luzerne County’s tax claim operator can’t sell the place due to a pending bankruptcy. Read More

 IF YOU THINK the infamous traffic pileup on the George Washington Bridge was bad, check out hearing room 300E in the Curtis Center at 6th and Walnut streets, where Philadelphia property owners go to appeal their new real-estate tax assessments. Read More

 Not even the most tone-deaf of state lawmakers can tune out the chorus of Northeastern Pennsylvania homeowners fed up with rising property taxes. Read More

 Nicole Murray, who became president of the Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors on Jan. 1, realizes maintaining a database and supporting real estate sales is only a part of the job. Read More

 Property taxes are a burden for homeowners in these tough economic times. But, they are also an important revenue source for governments, making up 34.6 percent of total local revenues, and nearly 64 percent of local own-source revenue. Read More

 Township supervisors recently approved a 2014 budget that will raise property taxes by .2 mills, or about $30 for the average homeowner, primarily because of a pending Coventry Mall tax reassessment. Read More 

Tax liens in the commonwealth total more than $1 billion, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Read More

Salisbury Township commissioners last week unanimously voted in favor of a $12.399 million budget that carries a 13 percent property tax hike. Read More
 

Pennsylvania farmers will soon be exempt from paying property taxes assessed on high tunnel structures thanks to two bills signed by Gov. Tom Corbett. Read More

If state legislators follow with votes the cause to which they have signed their support, property tax reform might have a chance of passage in Pennsylvania. Read More

The School Tax Vise

30 Jul 2013

Struggling to pay her taxes and save her Bucks County home, 80-year-old Catherine Gudknecht has worked part time for 17 years on an assembly line. This year, she is making $8.05 an hour. Read More

Struggling to pay her taxes and save her Bucks County home, 80-year-old Catherine Gudknecht has worked part time for 17 years on an assembly line. This year, she is making $8.05 an hour.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130721_School_tax_vise__Levies_soar__Pa__districts_struggle.html#ltaifsBoKMCRQxuc.99

Struggling to pay her taxes and save her Bucks County home, 80-year-old Catherine Gudknecht has worked part time for 17 years on an assembly line. This year, she is making $8.05 an hour.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130721_School_tax_vise__Levies_soar__Pa__districts_struggle.html#ltaifsBoKMCRQxuc.99

Struggling to pay her taxes and save her Bucks County home, 80-year-old Catherine Gudknecht has worked part time for 17 years on an assembly line. This year, she is making $8.05 an hour.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130721_School_tax_vise__Levies_soar__Pa__districts_struggle.html#ltaifsBoKMCRQxuc.99

Struggling to pay her taxes and save her Bucks County home, 80-year-old Catherine Gudknecht has worked part time for 17 years on an assembly line. This year, she is making $8.05 an hour.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130721_School_tax_vise__Levies_soar__Pa__districts_struggle.html#ltaifsBoKMCRQxuc.99

Unlike New Jersey, where overall property levies have risen even faster, school millages in Pennsylvania constitute a heftier share of the annual property-tax bill. Read More

Economist Tyler Cowen’s op-ed in the NYT explained that increasing inequality is more about wealth than income. It’s less about celebrities pulling in superstar incomes and more about the economy’s fruits accruing to capital – capital gains, patents and intellectual property, land, etc. Read More