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Old 05-05-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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And THIS is an outrage. Reassessment or not, no one's taxes should have been raised until the deadbeats were taken care of.
Raising the tax was a quick fix to try to get more tax dollar. It didn't solve the issue of unpaid property tax. The city knew that not matter how much they raised the tax, people who were paying (responsible people) would pay it anyway. The deadbeats will continue to be deadbeats. Putting liens on unpaid property taxes was not solving the problem. They needed to come up with a better penalty.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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Raising the tax was a quick fix to try to get more tax dollar. It didn't solve the issue of unpaid property tax. The city knew that not matter how much they raised the tax, people who were paying (responsible people) would pay it anyway. The deadbeats will continue to be deadbeats. Putting liens on unpaid property taxes was not solving the problem. They needed to come up with a better penalty.
The penalty should be. . . your house is seized and sold at a sheriff's sale
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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The penalty should be. . . your house is seized and sold at a sheriff's sale
I would love to see that happen. Unfortunately, the way it is now. Deadbeats are just not paying because it's deferred interests until they sell.

Just took a peek. Close to 100K homes delinquent in tax.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/sp...linquency.html

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Old 05-05-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Philly
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The penalty should be. . . your house is seized and sold at a sheriff's sale
the problem being the sheriff sale process in the city was (is?) broken. not enough properties went to sale so you could not pay for decades
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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Every property owner gets "hit at both ends", no matter where they live or work. You're not being persecuted just because you live in Philadelphia.[/quote]


Every property owner pays a 3.92% city wage tax on top of all of their other taxes no matter where they live or work?
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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Every property owner gets "hit at both ends", no matter where they live or work. You're not being persecuted just because you live in Philadelphia.

Every property owner pays a 3.92% city wage tax on top of all of their other taxes no matter where they live or work?[/quote]

Correct. There is also a tax on unearned income (ie. interest, dividends, investments, etc)
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Every property owner pays a 3.92% city wage tax on top of all of their other taxes no matter where they live or work?
Correct. There is also a tax on unearned income (ie. interest, dividends, investments, etc)[/quote]

Actually not true. A property owner doesn't pay the 3.92% wage tax if they are not residing in the city. However, unless the property is left empty, owner would need to pay net income tax if it's rental. Then, net income from the business is subject to tax.

I kinda get what OP is trying to say but think of it this way. If home owner isn't living there and it's rented out, Philaldelphia get their tax from the tenants and the property owner (as landlord).
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