Tax Travesty

Number 24339
Subject Taxes
Source Philadelphia Inquirer
State PA
Year 2009
Publication Date 05/03/2009
Summary Philadelphia property taxes levies were plagued with inequalities aimed at gaining favor of residents with political clout. Overall, the investigation uncovers how the mission of the Board of Revision of Taxes, which is to accurately assess property values, failed because of consistent practice of undervaluing the homes of wealthy residents.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 28
Keywords Philadelphia; homes; property taxes; assessment; Democratic Party; political; wealthy; property owners;
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