Your Property Taxes Might Sky Rocket!

The City of Philadelphia has finished its re assessment of the value of properties. On average each home will see a 31% increase in its value. Unlike in every other county in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia does not have to lower its tax rate when the city increases what it says homes are worth.

The City of Philadelphia has finished its reassessment of the value of properties. On average each home will see a 31% increase in its value. Unlike in every other county in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia does not have to lower its tax rate when the city increases what it says homes are worth.

Soon you will be getting a notice from the City saying how much it says the value of your house has gone up. It will be coming in the mail, but you can also find it online at https://property.phila.gov/.

You only have until September 30th to file an appeal with the Office Of Property Assessments, and Until October 3rd to file an appeal with the Board of Revision of Taxes, which claims it is an independent oversight body. Filing with both OPA and BRT preserves your options.

No matter what you do, take advantage of the programs to help owner-occupied homes. Everyone is, entitled to a “Homestead” exemption which decreases the amount taxed by $ 80,000, reducing the taxes for all owner-occupied homes, on average, by $ 1,119.

Click here for other programs based on income eligibility that might help.

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