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Old 09-01-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Where is the FDA office?
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Downtown
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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Wow! I really appreciate your take on this.........

I'll be comparing
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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PA is hovering in the top ten for property taxes and NJ consistently ranks #1. Some districts in PA may be better than others but overall you're going to pay a lot no matter what district you're in.

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Three similar threads were combined for more efficiency.

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Old 09-01-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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Where is the FDA office?
Just looked it up. Appears to be at 2nd and Chestnut.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Philadelphia is a great place to be; you'll love it, regardless of which side of the Delaware you decide on. The number of things to do is endless. NYC is so close that some people in my neighborhood commute there for work. The Jersey Shore beaches make a nice Sunday drive, and if you don't feel like driving, buses and trains are available. Property taxes are very high in both states, but coming from Texas you are probably used to it. I don't know if what you want in land, price, and commute exists, but take a look at the towns on the NJ side of the Walt Whitman Bridge coming out of South Philly. If you go far enough into NJ, you might find something acceptable to you.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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Don't overlook the Philadelphia Wage Tax. It is in addition to the PA state income tax, and the percentage is actually higher than the state tax. If you live in PA and work in Philly you pay both. However if you live in NJ and work in Philly your employer will deduct NJ state income tax as well as the Philly wage tax, but NJ residents can take a credit against their NJ state tax for the amount of tax paid to Philly. PA residents can't do that, so the net result is you pay less income tax living in NJ than you do living in PA if you work in Philly.

When I used to work in Philly, the NJ residents (I wasn't one) were somehow able to get it set up so that no state income tax at all was withheld, because they'd get a 100% refund at the end of the year due to the credit for the higher Philly tax. Not sure how that gets set up though.

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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Just read an article about the radical changes from one county to the next in property taxes throughout PA.
Taxes aren't really by county.

The numbers vary slightly from town to town but usually your tax will look like this:

50% - school district
25% - county (roads, transit, libraries, parks, jail, social services)
25% - municipal (streets/public works, police, fire, etc)
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:39 AM
 
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Thanks RomanGypsy......
Lots to process
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