Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Representatives from the Property Assessment Department will be on hand to answer general questions residents might have.
The Roxborough Hospital will host an AVI outreach session on March 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Representatives from the Property Assessment Department will be on hand to answer general questions residents might have about the process. Representatives at the meeting will not be able to answer specific question about why or how a specific property was assessed, but they will be able to help guide residents along in the process. The session is free, and no appointment is required.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Ridge Park Civic Association will discuss citizens concerns about AVI at Thursday's meeting.
The Ridge Park Civic Association will hold a forum on the city’s new property tax system as part of its quarterly meeting scheduled for Thursday. Experts will be on hand to discuss any question residents might have about their new tax assessments. The deadline for filing an appeal if you think your house was assessed at too high a value is March 31. There will be forms available at Thursday’s meeting, and the civic association will offer any help it can to members on their appeals. The Ridge Park Civic Association will hold its meeting on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at the 5th Police District located at Ridge Ave and Cinnaminson St.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Homestead exemption deadline is Nov. 15.
As Mayor Michael Nutter says, property owners lack any reason to refrain from applying for the homestead exemption. All the application can do is lower resident's property taxes. However, Philadelphians who own and live in their homes only have until Nov. 15 to apply for the tax break for the 2014 tax assessment notice. “There is no reason not to apply for the Homestead Exemption,” Nutter said in a news release. “As the City of Philadelphia continues to work diligently to evaluate and assess all properties to establish a fairer, simpler property tax process for property owners, the Homestead Exemption can decrease a homeowner’s 2014 tax bill considerably.” Philadelphia City Council, the mayor's office and the Office of Property Assessment …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A new map shines some light on that question.
The majority of homeowners in Roxborough-Manayunk would likely see their property taxes increase between $1,000 and $3,000 if Mayor Michael Nutter's Actual Value Initiative (AVI) is implemented, according to a map released by the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network. The map shows how AVI might specifically affect individual areas throughout Philadelphia if the tax rate is set at 1.8 percent of the home's value. That hasn't been settled yet but could be once City Council passes a budget. The body is required to do that by the end of June. AVI would likely require homes to be assessed at their actual market value. It's still up in the air if AVI will be approved for 2012 or if City Council defers it. Here's a look at the …