How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

Many Philadelphia seniors are eligible for property tax rebates even if they rent. People as young as 50 years old qualify if they are widowed, and disabled residents as young as 18 can also qualify. Otherwise, the age requirement is 65. For some, it’s possible $975 could be returned if certain criteria is met. If […]

 

Mantua: Promise Zone Residents Have Mixed Feelings Regarding Property Tax

Mantua: Promise Zone Residents Have Mixed Feelings Regarding Property Tax

(Above: P. Agnes Builder Construction Managers has built two previous state-of-the-art buildings for Drexel University. This site marks their third project on Spring Garden and 35th streets.) At the start of the new-year, the small and impoverished neighborhood of Mantua has faced a 64 percent increase in property taxes, forcing many life-long residents to either find […]

 By Kaitlyn Rocks and Jennifer Babu

Pennsport: Neighbors React to Actual Value Initiative

Pennsport: Neighbors React to Actual Value Initiative

With the reassessment of property values due to the Actual Value Initiative, some lifelong residents are seeing their property taxes go up. Several assessments have tripled the property value, and some residents are worried they may have to leave their homes. The Actual Value Initiative (AVI) is a program which is supposed to accurately assess […]