Monday, May 6, 2013
Councilman Curtis Jones will host an AVI session for small business owners.
Councilman Curtis Jones will answer questions area small business owners might have about the city's Actual Value Initiative at a session on Thursday, May 9. The event will be held at the ABC 6 studios located at 4100 City Ave., Philadelphia. Jones will answer questions about how the new property tax assessments will affect local businesses, and also how to work through the appeal process. Reservations for the session are required, and business owners can RSVP by calling 215-3416 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Members of the Wissahickon Neighbors try to come to terms with the city's Actual Value Initiative.
A member Councilman Curtis Jones’ staff met with the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association on Monday to answer questions about the city’s Actual Value Initiative. “It is not know yet exactly what the new tax rate will be,” said Jones spokesman Josh Cohen. “There’s a lot of speculation about what the tax rate will be, but city council has not voted yet.” Cohen encouraged all residents to educate themselves on the process and to make sure they have applied for the homestead exemption. “The homestead exemption takes $30,000 right off the assessed value of your home,” Cohen said. “The only thing you need to do to get the exemption is to apply for it on the city’s website and be the primary owner of your home.” Cohen added that the …
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.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The city has released an application that will measure your house's taxes for 2014.
Fresh on the heels of The Inquirer’ Actual Value Initiative map, which listed the likely property taxes by zip code for 2014 tax season under AVI, the city has released its own web application that allows users to find out what their taxes will look like in the coming year. The city’s web app, which you can check out here, asks you to enter your address. It will then kick back your property’s estimated value, what your taxes are in 2013 and, based on whether or not your applied for the homestead exemption, will let you calculate your tax rate. Play around with the app here, and check the links below for more on AVI.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Inquirer's interactive map gives homeowners a glimpse at that their property taxes could look like in 2014.
With the city’s Actual Value Initiative still a year away, homeowners in Roxborough and Manayunk can get a look at what they might be paying in property taxes in 2014 right now, thanks to the Inky and the city controller’s office. The Inquirer has created an interactive map that projects what the city’s taxes will look like under AVI in 2014, broken down by zip code. The map uses information compiled by the city controller’s office. You can read their full write-up of the tax breakdown here, and you can play with their interactive map here, but here’s how things shake out for the Northwest, according to the map (which I really suggest you play with): 9 percent 0 percent More on AVI in the Northwest:
Representatives from the city's Office of Property Assessments explain how your home's taxes will be formed in 2014.
With home values expected to reach homeowners in the Northwest before March 5, representatives from the city’s Office of Property Assessment were on hand in Chestnut Hill Tuesday to explain how property taxes would look in the coming year. The panel, which was the most recent in a line of discussions about the city’s forthcoming Actual Value Initiative hosted by the Chestnut Hill Community Association, was something of a spiritual successor to its city council panel in 2012, which left several attendees with more questions than answers. “It was clear at our last meeting … that our discussion could only go so far because we didn’t have the people putting this tax issue together [at the panel],” CHCA president Brian Tilley said. “This …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Chestnut Hill is hosting a panel on the city's new property tax initiative Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Chestnut Hill Community Association is holding its second AVI panel. In this installment, city officials will explain how homes in the Northwest have been valued.
At the Chestnut Hill Community Association's first Actual Value Iniative and real estate tax panel - a panel that included a number of city council members and city officials - many residents asks the same question, a question they couldn't quite get an answer to. The question: How is my home going to be valued under AVI? What method is being used to decide its worth? That question should be answered at the CHCA's second AVI and Real Estate Tax panel on Feb 12. The second discussion will feature the city's chief assessor from the Office of Property Assessment, Richie McKeithen, and the deputy administrator for assessment programs and policy, Marisa Waxman, who will discuss the process used to find the value of the city's homes. CHCA …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The city is expected to start telling residents what their property is worth in less than a month.
The next important date in the city’s Actual Value Initiative is less than a month away. Philly.com is reporting that the city plans to start mailing notices to property owners regarding the value of their land under the AVI tax adjustment on Feb 15. City council members are expected to receive this information in the next eight days. Read the full story here, and check below for more information on the coming AVI: