Philadelphia releases list of tax delinquents

    Philadelphia has released yet another list of tax deliquents in an effort to improve on the money it’s already collected from deadbeats.

    Philadelphia has released yet another list of tax delinquents in an effort to improve on the money it’s already collected from deadbeats.

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    The 150 businesses and individuals on the list include 6 owing a million dollars or more to the city. Doug Oliver is Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman. He says city officials are hoping to add to the four million dollars collected from previous tax delinquent lists.

    Oliver: People who have benefited from conducting business in the city and this is their fair share and the city’s obligated to pursue these amounts and have demonstrated their commitment through the production of these lists.

    The newest additions to the list include Charles and Kevin Hanna, who owe over six hundred thousand dollars. Their spokesman says they are trying to make a deal with the city to pay their debts, which he says date back to the construction of the Convention Center in the early 1990’s.

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