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File #: 120339    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 5/3/2012 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, by adding a new Chapter 19-2900A, entitled "Special Real Estate Tax Provisions for Low Income Taxpayers," providing for credits against real estate tax for certain low income taxpayers, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Kenney, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember O'Brien, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Bass
Indexes: REAL ESTATE TAX
Code sections: Title 19 - FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 12033901, As Amended.pdf
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Title
Amending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, by adding a new Chapter 19-2900A, entitled "Special Real Estate Tax Provisions for Low Income Taxpayers," providing for credits against real estate tax for certain low income taxpayers, under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

TITLE 19. FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS

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CHAPTER 19-2900A. SPECIAL REAL ESTATE TAX PROVISIONS FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS

§ 19-2901A. Definitions. As used in this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "Income." All moneys or property (including interest, gains or income derived from obligations which are statutorily free from State or local taxation under any act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or under the laws of the United States) received of whatever nature and from whatever source derived, but not including (i) periodic payments for sickness and disability other than regular wages received during a period of sickness or disability; or (ii) disability, retirement or other payments arising under workmen's compensation acts, occupational disease acts and similar legislation by any government; or (iii) payments commonly recognized as old age or retirement benefits paid to persons retired from service after reaching a specific age or after a stated period of employment; or (iv) payments commonly known as public assistance or unemployment compensation payments by any governmental agency; or (v) payments to reimburse actual expenses; or (vi) payments made by employers or labor unions for programs covering hospitalization, sickness, disability or death, supplemental unemployment benefits, strike benefits, Social Security and retirement; or (vii) any compensation received by United States servicemen serving in a combat zone.

(2) "Married." A married couple who file joint State ...

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