Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Senators introduce plan to eliminate school property taxes in PA

HARRISBURG – A bipartisan group of 20 lawmakers have joined together to introduce a plan drafted by over 80 grassroots taxpayer groups from across the state to eliminate school property taxes for the state's 500 public school districts, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

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3 comments:

  1. Here we go again. Talking about changing the way we fund an inefficient system instead of fixing the problem. So if we don't fix the run away expenses & this new income generator isn't able to pay the bills which it wont, what will we do to make up the funding? We surely won't be able to increase the income or sales tax or otherwise we'll not be competitive with our surrounding states. So we'll ask the property owners to help a little. See where this is going.

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  2. Finally, thank you to Senator Ryan Aument for sponsoring the Property Tax Independence Act. School taxes are now higher than the principal/interest combination of mortgages. With the reassessments that have sky rocketed properties some as high as 70,000 to 80,000 in Columbia are no longer affordable and most cannot afford the on going school tax increases year after year.
    Here is the list of current sponsors of the Property Tax Independence Act in the Pennsylvania Senate as of today:
    ARGALL
    FOLMER
    SCHWANK
    YUDICHAK
    SCAVELLO
    WAGNER
    BOSCOLA
    DINNIMAN
    AUMENT
    WHITE
    ALLOWAY
    BAKER
    DiSANTO
    RAFFERTY
    MENSCH
    STEFANO
    BREWSTER
    BROWNE
    MARTIN
    EICHELBERGER
    If your Senator is on this above list, please contact them to thank them for signing on as a sponsor and encourage them to double down to make sure the Property Tax Independence Act becomes law.

    Please follow palibertyalliance.org for updated information on the elimination of school taxes.

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  3. Again, the bill does not address the fact that we can still be paying property tax if the bill would be passed. Property tax can still be assessed to pay off outstanding debt. (Section 1105) We would be paying the new taxes along with property taxes to pay off the debt.

    I realize the debt must be paid but the bill should contain language that limits the amount of the property tax each year, until the debt is paid off, so we are not being slammed so hard during this transition phase.

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