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Deadline Approaches for Phila. Tax Appeals – Increased Assessments & Potential for School District Appeals

The Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) has reviewed the assessed values of all commercial and industrial real estate in Philadelphia, and earlier this year, many owners of commercial and industrial real estate...more

PA Supreme Court Limits School District Real Estate Tax Appeals

In a long-awaited decision on a hotly debated issue, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that taxpayers whose apartment buildings were singled out for school district tax appeals have stated a valid claim that such...more

Philadelphia Toughens Its Realty Transfer Tax Law

Philadelphia just dramatically tightened its realty transfer tax rules to impose more realty transfer tax. Under the current Philadelphia and Pennsylvania realty transfer tax law, a real estate company owes realty transfer...more

Deadlines for Pennsylvania Real Property Tax Appeals

In view of market conditions, now is a good time to review your company’s real estate portfolio to consider assessment appeals for tax year 2016. Deadlines for appeal in certain Pennsylvania counties follow:...more

Philadelphia Eliminates Tax-Exempt Recertification Requirement

Owners of tax-exempt property in the City of Philadelphia no longer need to worry about submitting recertification forms regarding the continued use of their property. On April 7, 2015, Mayor Michael Nutter signed Bill...more

OPA Makes It Easier for Tax-Exempt Owners of Real Property To Recertify Tax Exemptions

The Office of Property Assessment (OPA) has simplified the process for owners of tax-exempt real estate in Philadelphia to recertify that their properties are, in fact, tax-exempt. The OPA's original notices to property...more

Pa. Department of Revenue Delivers Good News and Bad News Regarding New Realty Transfer Tax Provisions

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) recently issued Information Notice - Realty Transfer Tax 2014-01 (the Information Notice) delivering some good news and bad news about how the new law that became effective January...more

Pennsylvania Amendments Give Condo Developers More Time To Finish Projects

In response to a challenging residential real estate market, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recently signed an amendment to two state laws governing the development of condominiums and planned communities to give...more

Deadlines for Pennsylvania Real Property Tax Appeals

In view of current market conditions, now is a good time to review your company’s real estate portfolio to consider assessment appeals for tax year 2014. ...more

7/8/2013  /  Appeals , Deadlines , Property Tax

New Common Level Ratio Factor for Philadelphia May Mean Realty Transfer Tax Refunds

For straightforward real estate transactions involving a deed for consideration, the Pennsylvania realty transfer tax is based on the purchase price....more

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