Property Taxes

Issue Spotlight: Property Tax Reform

Legislative proposals to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania have gained steam in the Legislature, posing a serious threat to stable, predictable education funding. Most of the proposals currently before the General Assembly do not address the primary issue with property taxes in Pennsylvania — that too few state dollars are used to support public schools in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania can help seniors and working families having trouble paying their property taxes with better targeted strategies while still protecting critical investments in public education.

Take Action: Join Pennsylvania Taxpayers for Good Public Schools

Property Taxes in PA: Read About Major Property Tax Issues and Solutions

IFO Resources: Read the Independent Fiscal Office's Analysis of Leading Property Tax Bills

Business Opposition: Read a Letter from Business Groups Opposing Property Tax Elimination

Browse Property Tax Publications Below

April 23, 2014

The amendment offers revisions to address technical concerns about the bill. It would impose a foundational re-organization of the state’s taxation and educational systems, with potentially vast negative consequences for Pennsylvania’s schools, its workers and consumers, and the economy of the commonwealth.

March 31, 2014

Legislative proposals to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania have gained steam in the Legislature, posing a serious threat to stable, predictable education funding. Get the facts and take action.

December 10, 2013

Efforts to reform property taxes in Pennsylvania have heated up in recent months, but the four major proposals currently before the General Assembly do not address the primary issue — that too few state dollars are used to support public schools.

November 25, 2013

This webinar takes a closer look at proven strategies to provide property tax relief to those who most need it — while protecting critical investments in public education.

October 29, 2013

The future of Pennsylvania schools — and the quality of education every child receives — is at stake in the debate over property tax elimination in Harrisburg. Watch our short whiteboard video to learn more and then share it with your friends.

October 18, 2013

Legislative proposals to eliminate school property taxes are being debated in Harrisburg, but what does it mean for school funding in Pennsylvania?

October 18, 2013

A new analysis from the Independent Fiscal Office concludes that a proposal to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania would leave school districts with $2.6 billion less in overall funding within five years. Looking at all education funding streams, the IFO found that Pennsylvania schools would see a net decrease of $1 billion in 2018-19 from the current system. So what is the difference between the $2.6 billion total loss in school funding and the $1 billion net decrease?

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