City residents who live in their own homes have only one month left to file for a Homestead Exemption. What is a big mystery is that tens of thousands of homeowners who are eligible for this significant tax break have failed to apply for it.
City tax revenues rose $200 million during the fiscal year that just ended, the city controller said Monday.
Going after delinquent taxpayers was on the minds of lawmakers in Harrisburg and City Hall last week.
Cherry Hill does it. Newark does it. But Philly doesn’t — sell lien certificates on the tens of thousands of properties whose owners have failed to pay their annual real-estate taxes.
Every property owner who received a new assessment in the mail last week also got an explanation of how the number was calculated and how that new assessment can be appealed.
Property owners can expect to get their actual value assessments in the mail this week, and the city’s fiscal watchdog predicted there will plenty of winners and losers when it comes to paying property taxes next year.
— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.
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The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association has approved a local apartment building owner’s request for zoning exemptions for his property.