August 30, 2013– The City of Philadelphia will host two Telephone Town Hall meetings to discuss property taxes.City officials will answer caller questions about the Actual Value Initiative and property tax relief programs, including the Homestead Exemption.
“This year, the City’s new fair, accurate and understandable property tax system will take effect. Our Administration has been working diligently to ensure that every citizen understands the changes at hand and participates in the relief measures available to them, especially the Homestead Exemption,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “These Telephone Town Halls, like the information sessions earlier this year, are critical to creating a dialogue and keeping the public engaged. I hope that citizens take advantage of this important opportunity.”
The first telephone town hall is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3 and will begin at 7:15 pm and conclude at 8:15 pm. The second telephone town hall is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10 and will begin at 6:45 pm and conclude at 7:45pm. Finance Director Rob Dubow, Chief Assessment Officer Richie McKeithen and Revenue Commissioner Clarena Tolson will answer questions during both Telephone Town Hall meetings.
Interested residents can pre-register for the town hall by logging on to www.phila.gov or by calling 215-686-9200. Individuals who pre-register will receive a call from the town hall when the session begins. Residents can also join the town hall without pre-registering by calling 1-877-229-8493 and using the ID code 111479 during the town hall session.
For more information, property owners can call the Office of Property Assessment Homestead/Actual Value Initiative hotline at 215-686-9200 or go online to www.phila.gov/opa. Or visit avicalculator.phila.gov to estimate property taxes for 2014.
Registration for the Telephone Town Halls: