Pennsylvania

After years of seeing Pennsylvania property taxes creep up, some lawmakers are saying enough is enough. Read More

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. Read More

After years of seeing Pennsylvania property taxes creep up, some lawmakers are saying enough is enough. Read More

Ten property owners in Jeannette owe more than $1.6 million in unpaid real estate taxes to the city, school district and Westmoreland County, according to tax records. Mayor Robert Carter said the delinquent tax money would help to ease the financial straits of the city, which started this year with a $500,000 deficit. Read More
 

New Jersey should revamp its income tax system to raise an additional $6 billion to reduce property taxes on most homes by more than a third, and if lawmakers don’t act, the state should hold a constitutional convention to get the reform enacted, the state’s municipal representatives recommended in a radical proposal unveiled yesterday. Read More

Darrell Clarke’s plan to hit speculators with a tax on long-term vacant parcels is dead-on right as an economic policy, but not everybody may be on board with this idea. Councilman Nutter opposed this in 2000, so we have to wonder whether he’ll try to stand in the way now that he’s Mayor. Read More

Philadelphia is the worst city in the nation in terms of tax delinquency, according to this story from PlanPhilly.Read More

The phones could be busier today at the offices of state lawmakers yet to support to two bills that would eliminate school property taxes and replace them with other tax increases after nearly 100 people attended a meeting on the pending legislation. Read More

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. Read More

The third time apparently was the charm in resolving a dispute between School District of Lancaster and Lancaster Newspapers over the value of the company's downtown properties. Read More

The State House passed two bills which should give Philadelphia more authority to provide targeted tax relief to homeowners and allow the city to get tougher on tax deadbeats. Read More

Mayor Nutter and City Council are about to enter the backstretch of the budget season debating a menu of tax increases, offered to bail out the struggling schools, that are both unpopular and politically challenging. Read More

East Penn school directors have agreed to give up future property tax dollars from a proposed $140 million Costco-anchored shopping center in Lower Macungie Township to help make the tax- and job-generating development happen. Read More

About two-thirds of the region's charitable organizations have responded to Allegheny County's request to prove they deserve their property tax breaks -- but many, including UPMC, say they need more time. Read More
 

The 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. Read More

Anyone who was around Philadelphia in the '80s has to be impressed by the transformation of Center City. Read More

Philadelphia residents whose tax bills are slated to go up next year received good news Monday when a tax-relief package moved closer to becoming law. Read More

Three pieces of legislation needed to provide property tax relief in Philadelphia have cleared a first hurdle in Harrisburg. Read More

During budget hearings today at Philadelphia City Hall (see related story), an official of the Board of Revision of Taxes projected a wide range of outcomes later this year as it begins plowing through appeals filed on the city’s new property assessments. Read More

The 2300 block of Christian Street sits squarely in Graduate Hospital, for more than a decade one of the city's hottest neighborhoods, where new homes and residents have translated into skyrocketing prices. Read More