The Office of Property Assessment by Dec. 9 had mailed out 46,304 answers to owners who asked the agency to review the new market values assigned to their properties this year. The agency refused to change those numbers for 39,483, said Michael Piper, OPA’s deputy chief assessment officer.
Blight will spread
The Board of Revision of Taxes has sent out a couple of thousand letters to property owners who are appealing their new assessments, advising them their 2014 taxes will actually be lower than they are this year. Given that fact, the BRT asks the letter’s recipients if they would consider withdrawing their assessment appeals.
On Monday, Chris Artur got a letter from the Board of Revision of Taxes that made him laugh.
More than 18,000 homeowners are appealing their properties’ new assessments with the Board of Revision of Taxes, an agency that typically sees between 1,000 and 2,000 appeal applications annually.
Realtor Chris Artur is appealing the new values the city this year put on properties he owns on Levick Street and Frankford Avenue.
If you’re going to appeal your property’s new city assessment, you don’t have much time left to do it.
You probably won’t have much luck getting a substantial city real estate tax break after Friday. Because Friday — and, yes, it is Friday the 13th — is the deadline to apply for the Homestead Exemption.
Friday — and, yes, it is Friday the 13th — is the deadline to apply for the Homestead Exemption.