Midnight deadline for Philly property tax appeals


Today is the final day to appeal your tax assessment at the Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes.

Many city homeowners have to do this even before they hear if their first-level appeal is approved or rejected. 

Fueled by Philadelphia’s city-wide property re-assessment, as of mid-day Friday 6,000 property owners had already filed second-level appeals to the Board of Revision of Taxes.

BRT Executive Director Carla Pagan says this deadline could not be pushed back, even though first-level appeals are still being processed.

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“They need to fill out a Board of Revision of Taxes real estate market value appeal form for tax year 2014 they want to do that if they believe the city’s assessed value is too high and it’s best to provide some kind of supporting documentation to justify your argument,” Pagan said.

Pagan says there’s no harm filing the appeal, but missing the deadline while waiting for a decision on your First Level Review (FLR) could be trouble.

“In the event that you get your FLR decision and are satisified with it you can withdraw your appeal with us.  If you get your FLR decision and you aren’t happy you already have your next level and you can persue your appeal.”

The BRT will begin hearing second-level appeals in January.

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