Taylor Issues Statement on Philadelphia Property Tax Measure
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) issued the following statement about legislation to address the collection of property taxes in the City of Philadelphia.
“Tonight, the General Assembly acted to protect the residents of Philadelphia from an enormous and unintended tax increase.
“With implementation of the Actual Value Initiative (AVI), city residents were facing significant tax increases because state law does not permit the city to reduce the millage rate it collects to fund the School District of Philadelphia.
“While the city will be able to lower the millage rate under this law, the measure also requires the city to make the same financial commitment to the school district as it has made over the past three years. The law simply changes the methodology to get to that point.
“This bill is the final step needed by the Legislature to enable the city to implement AVI and finally move to a fair and predictable property tax assessment system.”
State Representative John Taylor
177th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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