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Understanding the Basics of Philadelphia's New Actual Value Initiative

Originally published in The Legal Intelligencer on March 27, 2013. The city of Philadelphia's new property tax program is coming and your assessment is likely going up, but it is not all bad news. Still, commercial...more

Philadelphia Property Reassessments

The Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (“OPA”) has announced that it will be issuing new “Actual Value Initiative” reassessments for every property in Philadelphia in February. Therefore, every property owner in...more

Commonwealth Court Opinion Contains Important Lessons for Property Owners

On January 23, a panel of the Commonwealth Court in Krohn v. Snyder County Board of Assessment Appeals, Nos. 116 and 117 C.D. 2012 (January 23, 2013), overturned an attempt by Snyder County to reassess a two acre tract of...more

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: Philadelphia's Actual Value Initiative Assessments Are in the Mail

Today, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) begins mailing out the new "Actual Value Initiative" (AVI) reassessment figures to every property owner within the city. The new assessments are intended to reflect...more

Philadelphia County to Mail Reassessment Figures to Property Owners in February 2013

Philadelphia County will be issuing the new “Actual Value Initiative” reassessment figures to every Philadelphia property owner in February. These new assessments are to reflect the actual market value of the property. More...more

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