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File #: 220499    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/26/2022 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 6/23/2022
Title: Amending Chapter 19-2900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Senior Citizen Low Income Special Tax Provisions," to modify parameters of special tax provisions for low-income seniors, including the deadline for filing an application, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Thomas
Indexes: SENIOR CITIZEN LOW INCOME SPECIAL TAX PROVISIONS
Code sections: 19-2900 - Senior Citizen Low Income Special Tax Provisions
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy22049901.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
7/27/20221 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/23/20220 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
6/16/20221 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
6/16/20221 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/16/20221 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/15/20220 Committee of the Whole HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/15/20220 Committee of the Whole HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/15/20220 Committee of the Whole AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/15/20221 Committee of the Whole REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
6/14/20220 Committee of the Whole HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/14/20220 Committee of the Whole HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/8/20220 Committee of the Whole HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/8/20220 Committee of the Whole HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/8/20220 Committee of the Whole RECESSED   Action details Not available
5/26/20220 CITY COUNCIL     Not available Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 19-2900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Senior Citizen Low Income Special Tax Provisions," to modify parameters of special tax provisions for low-income seniors, including the deadline for filing an application, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 19-2900 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 19-2900. SENIOR CITIZEN LOW INCOME SPECIAL TAX PROVISIONS

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? 19-2904. Application; Proof of Claim.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an application for real estate tax refund or forgiveness of taxes shall be filed with the Department on or before the [thirty-first day of January] thirtieth day of September of the calendar year in which real estate taxes are due and payable, provided however, that for calendar year 2019, an application for real estate tax refund or forgiveness of taxes shall be filed with the Department on or before the fifteenth day of March. Only one taxpayer for each homestead shall be entitled to the real estate tax refund or forgiveness of taxes. If two or more persons residing at any homestead meet the qualification for a real estate tax refund or forgiveness of taxes they may determine among themselves who shall receive the refund or forgiveness of taxes. If they are unable to agree, the Department shall determine to whom the refund or forgiveness of taxes is to apply.

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(b) Extended deadline. Taxpayers who would have been entitled to a refund or forgiveness of real estate taxes under the provisions of this Chapter in any prior tax year shall be deemed to have filed a timely application for that tax year, subject to the following:

(.1) Taxpayers eligible under this extended deadline provision must be eligible for a refund or forgiveness of real estate taxes under the provisions of this Chapter as of the da...

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