Collect the $515 million Owed Philly in Overdue Property Taxes

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steven stiefel
8 years ago
I live here. This is my city, and my family's future at stake.

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debbie bono
8 years ago
my grandparents ,my parents and now I have not been late one time in over 76 years.our taxes have been paid the moment the bill camre to te door.
I feel everyone should pay their fair share I also do not believe in the tax abatement theses people are living here tax free while the people who are life long residents have to not only shoulder the people who don't pay taxes ,we now have to pay for these people and the moment it is time to pay up they are trying to sell.
This is not fair asnd I do feel all have to pay.
And if you want an opinion the parents of the students of these schools should pay for thier child to go

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Maybe then the children wont be flash mobbing the streets causing damage to property because the parents whold make sure they have the children in the school
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Scott Johnson
8 years ago
Fairness and equality. Why should the majority suffer as a consequence of Philadelphia's reluctance to collect from the few.

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N A
8 years ago
Because it is the law for all citizens to pay your taxes. You cannot choose to be exempt from the law. Unless of course you prefer to be incarcerated.

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Vera Peeples-Primus
9 years ago
The State needs to give Philly the funds for the schools... Instead they have funds for prisons...

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David Connelly
9 years ago
Annual property tax increases imposed upon myself and my wife the past 3 years have taken much needed money from our budget. Meanwhile the corrupt and inefficient sheriff's department does not adequately execute their responsibilities and use their powers to collect unpaid taxes from others. It is unfair, inequitable and improper.
Ultimately this dynamic of higer taxes will lead to us leaving the city and taking our thousands of dollars of various tax payments (8% Phila sales tax, 3.928% Phila city wage tax, 3.07% PA state income tax) to another city, county and possibly state. A viable political entity must step up and demand and see that the laws that are in place are enforced in order to reduce the burden that has been imposed on the citizens that play by the rules to the benefit of those many that don't.

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dennis mcnally
9 years ago
I pay property taxes and if it goes up any more I will have to move from the city.

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Peter Cunicelli
9 years ago
Because I shouldn't have to shoulder the expense of scofflaws because Nutter and his administration are too lazy to go after people who owe.

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Lois Gaeman
9 years ago
We are retired and as our income is going down, our taxes are going up.
As it is, our R.E. taxes are high enough.

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Keith Cox
9 years ago
Property tax is being used to treat people that pay their bills like an ATM . . . since Nutter doesn't consider this a priority, we have no choice but turn (once again) to the state to solve problems that the city (if we had competent leadership) could solve on our own.