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Mayor Nutter’s New School Aid Plan Will Make Drinking, Smoking More Expensive

CBS Philly reports: Mayor Michael Nutter today announced a funding package that will give the School District of Philadelphia an additional $95 million in the next […]

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Pew: AVI Shifts Tax Burden to Homeowners

A new study from Pew Charitable Trusts shows that—surprise!—the city’s tax burden will shift away from businesses and to residential property owners under the new […]

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Butkovitz: AVI Assessments Worse Than Old, Bad Property Tax Assessments

CBS Philly reports that City Controller Alan Butkovitz has declared the city’s new AVI property tax assessments —designed to more fairly tax owners on their […]

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Which Philly Neighborhoods Aren’t Paying Their Taxes?

Newsworks has crunched numbers on which council districts have the highest rates of tax delinquency. (The whole city, as Patrick Kerkstra has found, is basically […]

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Local Republican Jim Gerlach Creates Bill to Tax Flu Shots

Do you have the flu? Are you sneezing, congested, miserable? Good. Sixth District Congressman Jim Gerlach sees money in that. He wants to tax your […]

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City To Reveal its AVI Dark Magic to the Public

It’s become Philadelphia’s favorite political parlor game: bashing AVI. So, in an attempt to quell the criticism over its mysterious property assessment methods, the city […]

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City Council Threatens to Subpoena Mayor Over AVI

Certain City Council members, frustrated at the at-times erroneous nature of the city’s new AVI property assessments, are asking the city to reveal their exact […]

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After Website Snafu, City Extends Online Tax Filing Deadline

Good news! Remember how on Sunday, the day before taxes were due, City Hall took down the website that let people pay their city taxes […]

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This Is Probably The Most Hilarious Tax Day Protest In Philadelphia

Kae Lani Kennedy, a Philadelphia freelancer who writes the A Travel Broad blog, explains the image she made to, um, celebrate Tax Day: I seriously […]

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Does Philadelphia Need Gentrification Relief?

We all know that Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, and that the constant push-and-pull between forces that would preserve those neighborhoods and their identities […]

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Of Course the State’s Website Crashes On Tax Day [Updated]

Pennsylvania has been lauded by the Tax Foundation (they study taxes) as having one of the very most transparent state websites in the country, when […]

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On Tax Day Eve, Philly’s Revenue Department Goes AWOL

In the quiet early hours on Sunday morning, my wife sat down at our family computer to do our civic duty and electronically file our […]

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Now the City Wants to Tax You Even More to Drink Alcohol

Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke are leaning toward raising the tax you pay when you drink in bars and restaurants. Their […]

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City Considers 50% Raise on Liquor Tax They Don’t Collect

According to today’s Philadelphia Daily News, Mayor Nutter and City Council are considering increasing the “liquor by the drink” tax by 50% to help fund Philadelphia […]

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One Upside to the Phillies’ Monstrous, Bloated Payroll: Wage Taxes!

The Phillies, as I wrote last week, are among the most inefficient spenders in the league. Last year especially, they spent a lot and didn’t […]