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    • Buildings where Stateside and Black 'N Brew are located saw property tax assessments more than double for 2018. | Jared Brey for PlanPhilly

Property-tax hikes stir worries in East Passyunk, Chinatown, South Street District

Ever since the 2015 campaign, Mayor Jim Kenney has said that supporting commercial corridors is key to his vision for revitalizing the city’s neighborhoods. And while it hasn’t necessarily rolled out…

    • Rowhouses | Mix it up | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group

Pew study finds LOOP program in use around Center City

The Longtime Owner Occupants Program, a relief measure passed by City Council in 2013 to ease sudden tax spikes for some homeowners after a citywide reassessment of property values, is…

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Council bills focus on tax relief for homeowners, low-income workers

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill on Thursday that would freeze indefinitely the amount of property taxes owed by certain homeowners in Philadelphia. The bill would amend the Longtime Owner Occupants…

    • Houses along 21st and Carpenter Streets. | Photo: Neal Santos

Poll: Philadelphians believe new property tax system is less fair

A poll conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts reveals that Philadelphians are unconvinced that the Actual Value Initiative (AVI), Mayor Michael Nutter’s overhaul of the city’s property tax assessment system, will…

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Councilman calls OPA assessments a ‘wild-ass guess’ at property values

City Council continued to raise questions Tuesday about the accuracy of the property reassessments conducted over the last few years by the Office of Property Assessment. District Council members in particular…

    • city council freshmen take stance on tax delinquency

More delinquency discussion at Taxpayer Fairness hearings

The six City Council freshmen held the second consecutive Committee of the Whole hearing on property tax delinquency Wednesday afternoon, and while the range of testimony was wide, new policy suggestions…

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Green and Kenney want to eliminate AVI homestead exemption

Councilmen Bill Green and Jim Kenney co-sponsored a bill in City Council Thursday morning that would eliminate the $30,000 homestead exemption the Nutter administration has offered as part of its shift…

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Nutter describes new delinquent tax collection strategy

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter announced a new $40 million strategy for collecting delinquent taxes. The strategy, which Nutter called “aggressive and multi-faceted,” includes $25 million in…

    • Interactive map uses property sales data to predict impact of AVI

Interactive map uses property sales data to predict impact of AVI

City Council decided yesterday to delay the switch to a property tax system based on market values for one year. The main reason? Not enough information. The Nutter Administration has been…

In between budget negotiations, Council passes bill requiring seals for vacant buildings

City Council continued to work toward a decision on the Mayor’s proposal to switch to a property tax system based on market values Thursday morning, but took time out to deal…

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