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File #: 170519-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/18/2017 In control: Committee on Finance
On agenda: Final action: 10/5/2017
Title: Amending Chapter 19-1300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Real Estate Taxes," by creating a tax foreclosure diversion program that requires housing counseling assistance, updating tax installment payment agreements to help taxpayers with financial hardships, and other related items; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Bass
Indexes: REAL ESTATE TAX
Code sections: 19-1300 - Real Estate Taxes
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy170519-A01.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
10/18/20171 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
10/5/20171 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
9/28/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
9/28/20171 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
9/28/20171 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
9/14/20170 CITY COUNCIL RECONSIDEREDPass Action details Not available
9/14/20170 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
9/14/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
6/15/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
6/8/20170 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
6/8/20170 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/8/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/5/20170 Committee on Finance HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
6/5/20170 Committee on Finance HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
6/5/20170 Committee on Finance REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
5/18/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 19-1300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Real Estate Taxes," by creating a tax foreclosure diversion program that requires housing counseling assistance, updating tax installment payment agreements to help taxpayers with financial hardships, and other related items; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 19-1300 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 19-1300. REAL ESTATE TAXES.

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ยง 19-1305. Authorization for Installment Payment Agreements and Tax Foreclosure Prevention Programs, Waiving Additions to Tax and Abating Interest and Penalties Otherwise Due Pursuant to Section 19-1303, and Requiring Commencement of Enforcement Action.

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(2) Authorization for Installment Payments and Tax Foreclosure Prevention Programs; Waiver of Additions to Tax; Abatement of Interest and Penalties and Requiring Commencement of Enforcement Action.

(a) Universal Applicability. This chapter, and all regulations and policies adopted pursuant to it, shall apply equally to the Department of Revenue, the Law Department of the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Tax Review Board, any other department, agency, office or employee of the City seeking to enforce or collect property taxes, and all co-counsel or other businesses or parties hired or retained by the City to collect property taxes.

(b) Warning of Risk of Tax Foreclosure Action.

(.1) First Notice. Should a taxpayer not remit payment for current year real estate tax liabilities or enter into a payment agreement by March 31st of such tax year, within sixty (60) days the Department shall send the taxpayer a Warning of Risk of Tax Foreclosure Action containing the following information:

(.a) a brief description of any possible legal action and its consequences, including a clear and conspicuous statement that the taxpayer will become in danger of losi...

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