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City Life

The So-Philly Tale of How the City Nearly Sold My House Without Telling Me

In July of 2017, when I was eight months pregnant with my second child, my husband and I learned, rather by chance, that the city […]

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City Life

You Pay Lots of Philly Taxes. But Do You Know Why?

America and taxes have always had a fraught relationship. You may recall a certain Revolutionary War that was fought over the subject? But that didn’t […]

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City Life

New Jersey Lawmaker Wants the State to Tax Tap Water

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to tax tap water. State Senator Bob Smith, a Democrat from Middlesex County, has introduced a bill that could leave […]

City Life

Why One Woefully Underpaid Philly Actress Exposed Her Income on Tax Day

Tuesday was Tax Day — well, Wednesday is technically Tax Day thanks to an IRS screwup — so naturally we’ve seen a lot of people […]

City Life

This Is The Real Reason the Paradise Papers “Scandal” Upsets You

By now you’ve heard of the “Paradise Papers” scandal, right? In case you haven’t, the story, which came out last week, revolves around a trove […]


How Philly’s Accountants Can Easily Raise $100 Million for the City

If you have up to three kids and make less than $54,000 a year, you are probably owed about $6,300 this year from the federal […]

City Life

Seattle Will Now Be Taxing Its Rich. Should Philly Be Doing the Same?

Looks like the city of Seattle’s at it again. Despite a recent independent study conducted by the University of Washington that found that the city’s […]

City Life

Excited About Tax Reform? Don’t Be.

It’s tax deadline time, and regardless of whether we’re receiving a refund or we owe money, most of us usually take a moment to look […]


Philly Financial Watchdog: Revenues Up, But So Are Overtime Costs

A quarterly report from Philadelphia’s financial watchdog says revenue in the general fund is much higher than expected — but that that overtime costs are soaring. […]

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City Life

Pew: Tax Gap Between Philly and Suburbs Is Shrinking

It’s not great – but it’s getting better. A new Pew Charitable Trusts report found that the tax disadvantage of living in Philly has dropped […]


Pew: Philly Gives Out $200 Million in Business Tax Breaks Every Year

In order to counteract what many see as an overly expensive and intricate business tax structure, Philadelphia has turned to tax credits and special incentives […]


Insider: Allan Domb’s Truly Awful Idea

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  Many Philadelphians cheered real estate developer Allan Domb’s election to City Council last year. […]


N.J. Bill Would Close Corporate Tax Loophole

Democrats in the New Jersey State Legislature introduced a new bill that would close a corporate tax loophole. State Senators Ray Lesniak, Linda Greenstein and […]

City Life

Late on Taxes? Didn’t File? A “Tax Amnesty” Could Help You Make Things Right.

Maybe you put off paying your taxes a little too long. Maybe you never filed in the first place. If that’s the case — and […]


Donald Trump’s Tax Plan Costs Government $10 Trillion

Like it or not, Donald Trump is looking more like a presidential candidate that’s in the race for the long haul — and now he’s beginning […]