Property Taxes

Webinar: Property Tax Relief that Works

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Some states have developed effective policies to address the challenges faced by some seniors and working families in paying their property taxes. What can Pennsylvania learn from them?

Watch the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's latest webinar for a closer look at proven strategies to provide property tax relief to those who most need it — while protecting critical investments in public education. Get more resources from the webinar, including a PDF of the presentation.

Meg Wiehe, State Tax Policy Director for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), and Frank Mauro, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute in New York, joined PBPC Research Director Michael Wood to highlight property tax relief plans that work.

Join Friday Webinar on Property Tax Plans that Work

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Some states have developed effective policies to address the challenges faced by some seniors and working families in paying their property taxes. What can Pennsylvania learn from them?

Join the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center this Friday at Noon for a webinar that will take a closer look at proven strategies to provide property tax relief to those who most need it — while protecting critical investments in public education.

Video: Don’t Let Property Tax Plan Derail PA Schools

The future of Pennsylvania schools — and the quality of education every child receives — is at stake in a property tax proposal in Harrisburg.

The plan to swap property taxes for higher state levies will drain billions from Pennsylvania classrooms within a few years. Over time, it increases funding inequities across districts and makes it harder for future graduates to compete in a 21st century job market.

There is a better way. Watch our new whiteboard video to see how we can strengthen our schools, make funding more equitable, and address property tax concerns. Then share the video with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Webinar: Property Tax Elimination and PA School Funding

Legislative proposals to eliminate school property taxes are being debated in Harrisburg, but what does it mean for school funding in Pennsylvania? If you missed the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's Friday webinar tackling this question, you can watch it below (click here to download the PowerPoint presentation). Mark Ryan of the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) joined PBPC's Sharon Ward to outline the fiscal impact of the proposals. If you need the quick version, check out Michael Wood's blog post last week on what the IFO found when it crunched the numbers on the property tax plans.

Funding Uncertainty in Property Tax Plan

As I blogged yesterday, a new analysis from the Independent Fiscal Office concludes that a proposal to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania would leave school districts with $2.6 billion less in overall funding within five years.

What’s At Stake for Schools in Property Tax Plan?

The latest proposal to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania would leave school districts with $2.6 billion less in overall funding within five years, according to an analysis from the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office. Matthew Knittel of the IFO presented the findings during a Pennsylvania Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday.

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