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File #: 180167    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 3/1/2018 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 6/7/2018
Title: Amending Chapter 19-1400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Realty Transfer Tax," to increase the rate of realty transfer tax, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Henon
Indexes: REALTY TRANSFER TAX
Code sections: 19-1400 - Realty Transfer Tax
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy18016701.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/20/20181 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/7/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass12:5 Action details Not available
5/24/20181 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/24/20181 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
5/24/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/23/20180 Committee of the Whole HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
5/23/20180 Committee of the Whole HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
5/23/20180 Committee of the Whole AMENDED   Action details Not available
5/23/20181 Committee of the Whole REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
5/16/20180 Committee of the Whole HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
5/16/20180 Committee of the Whole HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
5/16/20180 Committee of the Whole RECESSED   Action details Not available
5/9/20180 Committee of the Whole HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
5/9/20180 Committee of the Whole HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
5/9/20180 Committee of the Whole RECESSED   Action details Not available
5/8/20180 Committee of the Whole HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
5/8/20180 Committee of the Whole HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
5/8/20180 Committee of the Whole RECESSED   Action details Not available
3/1/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 19-1400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Realty Transfer Tax," to increase the rate of realty transfer tax, under certain terms and conditions.

Body
WHEREAS, In Bill No. 180166, Council intends to increase the amount of the homestead exclusion with respect to real estate taxes; and

WHEREAS, An increase in the amount of the homestead exclusion will reduce the School District's real estate tax receipts; and

WHEREAS, The Council wishes to increase the amount of the City's annual contribution to the District by an amount sufficient to offset the aforementioned reduction in real estate tax receipts; and

WHEREAS, The Council wishes to fund the increased contribution to the District with an increase in the City realty transfer tax rate; now, therefore

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 19-1400 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 19-1400. REALTY TRANSFER TAX.

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ยง 19-1403. Imposition of Tax.

(1) Every person who transfers ownership of real estate situate within the City or who makes, executes, delivers, accepts or presents for recording any document or in whose behalf any document is made, executed, delivered, accepted or presented for recording, or who accepts ownership of real estate situate within the City, shall be subject to pay for and in respect to the transaction or any part thereof, or for or in respect of the vellum parchment or paper upon which such document is written or printed, a tax based on the value of the real estate represented by such document, which tax shall be payable at the earlier of the time the document is presented for recording or within thirty (30) days of acceptance of such document or within thirty (30) days of becoming an acquired real estate company or family farm corporation. For documents made, executed, delivered or accepted or presented for recording during each of the following fiscal y...

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