Property taxes are disliked, but are not high, report says

A report released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Centers concludes that while property taxes are disliked, they are not high.

The report entitled Reform Not Repeal: Pennsylvania Can Provide Property Tax Relief and Protect Public Schools, examined property taxes  in all 500 Pennsylvania school districts and concluded the number of districts where property taxes are high—defined as more than four percent of taxable income—is relatively low, requiring a targeted, not sweeping approach.

Thursday, October 2, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Sponsors Hopeful Amendment Will Lead to Historic Vote on Property Tax Elimination

Sponsors Hopeful Amendment Will Lead to Historic Vote on Property Tax Elimination

Today, senators unveiled a comprehensive amendment to legislation that would eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania. They are hoping the amendment will be the key to moving the bill to the governor’s desk.

“We believe that we are closer than ever before to slaying the school district property tax beast,” said Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill), prime sponsor of Senate Bill 76.

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Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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