Philadelphia property tax agency to be overhauled

    Philadelphia voters have approved a plan to abolish the Bureau of Revision of Taxes and replace it with two new agencies. With 72 percent of the precincts reporting, voters by a margin of 70 percent to 29 percent approved the ballot measure.

    Philadelphia voters have approved a plan to abolish the Bureau of Revision of Taxes and replace it with two new agencies.  With 72 percent of the precincts reporting, voters by a margin of 70 percent to 29 percent approved the ballot measure.

    One of the problems with the B.R.T. is that it assesses home and business property values but it also handles any appeals. So, the same people who decided your house should be taxed at $300,000 are the same ones you’re calling an idiot.

    Today’s approval of the B.R.T. overhaul does not in itself correct the formula that used to decide tax assessments. That’s something that is currently under fire for creating uneven and unfair assessments. That still has to be corrected.

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