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City Picking Up the Pace on Tax Collection

For the first time since Mayor Nutter took office, the City of Philadelphia made significant, measurable progress over the past 18 months in its long-running […]

Property

Morning Headlines: Daily News Trumpets Mini AVI Results

Philly.com has a story today that offers mixed messages about the results of the Actual Value Initiative, the property tax program that was put into […]

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Property

Mayor Nutter Announces LOOP-y Property Tax Relief Program

The city’s new tax relief program, PHL Tax LOOP, is part snappy acronym; LOOP stands for Longtime Owner Occupants Program (oh, to have been a […]

Property

Wilson Goode Jr. Gets Radical About Property Taxes

A tax abatement — an exemption from paying taxes on a property for a given number of years — seems like a pretty terrific perk. […]

Property

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

Warning: What you are about to see is real. FRIDAY IS THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION APPLICATION. If you don’t know what we’re […]

Property

City Will Host Two Telephone Town Halls to Answer Questions About AVI

Should residents still have questions about the changes to their property taxes, the City will try to clarify matters during the course of two Telephone […]

Property

AVI: The Horror Isn’t So Horrible, But Here’s Some Information for What Horror There Is

We haven’t spoken about AVI in a while, which seemed to be for the best because the mere mention of the acronym was enough to […]

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Still Worried About AVI? See This

Property

Alan Butkovitz Wins Primary, It’s Now Time for Him to Act Like a Grownup

The choices, realistically, were current City Controller Alan Butkovitz and challenger Brett Mandel. They had significant differences of opinion about many things, but they both […]

Property

City’s Chief Assessor Disappointed By Quality of AVI Appeals

Let’s start with the bad news about Philadelphia’s never-ending property assessment saga: Richie McKeithen, the city’s chief assessor, says that out of the approximately 31,000 […]

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Very Cool AVI Map Tool With Patriotic Colors and Your Address

As always, we must remind you that there are no solid numbers yet, we don’t know the tax rate, nothing is resolved, and this is […]

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Property

Property Video: A Soothing Step-By-Step Guide to the First AVI Appeal

Did you receive a property assessment in the mail in mid-February? Did you look at it and think, “That’s ridiculous–this house isn’t worth $XXX,XXX” and […]

Property

End the Fear: New AVI Information and Outreach Sessions Announced

Another day, another Actual Value Initiative panic attack. But fear not: Here’s a list of the latest drop-in outreach sessions and, as an added bonus […]

Property

AVI: Employing the Fine Art of Understatement

Philadelphia’s AVI debacle is beginning to garner national attention. Last week the Wall Street Journal ran a story headlined “City’s Tax Plan Vexes Homeowners”. The […]

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End the Fear: Here Are Some Upcoming AVI Information Sessions

Hey, Philadelphians: For the sake of the city representatives who come to the meetings to answer questions and do outreach, go easy. They’re probably just […]