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File #: 130592    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/12/2013 In control: Committee on Finance
On agenda: Final action: 10/17/2013
Title: Amending Section 19-1806 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Authorization of Realty Use and Occupancy Tax," by tolling interest, penalties and costs when the assessed value of taxable property is under appeal; limiting what the Department can bill for tax years under appeal; and requiring for the tax year under appeal payment of an amount at least equal to the prior year's tax; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Kenney, Councilmember Henon
Indexes: REALTY USE AND OCCUPANCY TAX
Code sections: 19-1806 - Authorization of Realty Use and Occupancy Tax
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy13059201.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
10/31/20131 MAYOR NO ACTION TAKEN   Action details Not available
10/17/20131 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:1 Action details Not available
10/10/20131 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/10/20131 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
10/10/20131 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/4/20130 Committee on Finance HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
10/4/20130 Committee on Finance HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
10/4/20130 Committee on Finance AMENDED   Action details Not available
10/4/20131 Committee on Finance REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
9/12/20130 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Section 19-1806 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Authorization of Realty Use and Occupancy Tax," by tolling interest, penalties and costs when the assessed value of taxable property is under appeal; limiting what the Department can bill for tax years under appeal; and requiring for the tax year under appeal payment of an amount at least equal to the prior year's tax; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section 19-1806 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 19-1806. Authorization of Realty Use and Occupancy Tax.
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(4) Rate and Computation of Tax.
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(c) Computation for Tax Years beginning on or after July 1, 2013. The tax to be paid by the user or occupier, for the tax year beginning July 1, 2013, and for all tax years thereafter, shall be computed as follows:
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(.4) For purposes of this subsection (c):
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(D) Notwithstanding the provisions of §19-509 (related to interest, penalties and costs) for the tax year beginning July 1, 2013, no interest, penalties or cost shall accrue while an appeal of the assessed value of the taxable property is pending, provided:

(.a) the Taxpayer has timely filed an appeal of the assessed value with the Board of Revision of Taxes or court of competent jurisdiction; and

(.b) the Taxpayer has, in accordance with §19-1806(5), paid when due an amount equal to the Realty Use and Occupancy Tax due for the same period in the tax year beginning July 1, 2012;

(.c) Where the Taxpayer has timely filed an appeal of the assessed value with the Board of Revision of Taxes or court of competent jurisdiction, the Department shall, while the appeal is pending, bill the taxpayer for the tax year beginning July 1, 2013, no more than the amount of Realty Use and Occupancy Tax due for the same period in the tax year beginning July 1, 2012;

(.d) Where a taxpayer has complied with t...

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