Homeowners! Friday the 13th Approaches, and It May Be Your Lucky Day

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If you don’t know what we’re talking about, allow us to channel the City of Philadelphia for just a moment (including its awkward capitalizations):

What is the Homestead Exemption?
The Homestead Exemption offers Real Estate Tax savings to all Philadelphia homeowners by reducing the taxable portion of their property assessment by $30,000, starting in Tax Year 2014.

Who is eligible?
You must simply own the property and live in it as your primary residence. There are no other requirements.

How do I apply?
Apply over the phone! Call the Homestead Hotline at 215-686-9200 to easily apply in minutes. Language access services are also available to apply over the phone in numerous languages.

Or apply online.

Or print the application [go to the website for more options].

Once you are approved, you will get the Exemption every year, unless you move or the deed to your property changes.

Remember: If the deed to your property changes–for any reason–the Homestead will be removed from your property and you MUST reapply to receive the Homestead.

Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th: 8 am – 8 pm
Friday, September 13th: 8 am – 8:30 pm.

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