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SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX INDEPENDENCE ACT Pennsylvania HB-76 Pennsylvania SB-76

October 26, 2014

 

School Property Tax Independence Act

Pennsylvania HB-76

Pennsylvania SB-76

"No Tax Should Have the Power to Leave You Homeless"

 

 

86 Citizens' Groups throughout Pennsylvania are working to have Legislation passed which will end forever the burden of private property taxed for School District funding.  

 

I attended a public presentation last Thursday at the Milmont Fire Hall.  Here are some of the facts and contact information:

 

Chester County had 30% increase and Delaware County had 24% increase in foreclosures since April, last year. 

 

Throughout Pennsylvania, 10,000 homes a year are being taken for sheriffs sale due to failure or inability to pay School District Property Taxes!

 

 13,000 foreclosures in Chester and 29,000 foreclosures in Delaware County.  This insanity will stop with HB/SB 76.

 

A PA homeowner who pays $3500/YR in school property tax will need to spend $50,000 in new taxable purchases to equal the savings of PROPERTY TAX ELIMINATION.

 

PA homeowners pay about $12 BILLION annually in school property taxes.  Returning that money to homeowners to spend as they please would create an organic, massive stimulus for Pennsylvania's economy.

 

Sign Online Petition to support HB/SB 76 at:

http://www.ptcc.us/ 

 

Contact Tri-County Campaign for Liberty at:

ADKLOPP@comcast.net

 

Contact Our Representatives in Government:

--tell them to support House and Senate Bill 76

"Property Tax Independence Act"

 

PA State Senator Dominic Pileggi

email:  dpileggi@pasen.gov    

phone:  (717) 787-4712 Harrisburg

phone:  (610) 358-5183 Glen Mills

phone:  (610) 447-5845 Chester

 

PA State Representatives:

Hon. Thaddeus Kirkland, Chester/Marcus Hook, (610) 876-6420, (610) 485-8266

 

Hon. Joseph T. Hackett, Folsom, (610) 461-5543 emailto:jhackett@pahousegop.com

 

Hon. Nicholas Miccarelli III, Ridley Park, (610) 534-1002

emailto:NickMicc@pahousegop.com

 

Hon. Nicholas A. Micozzie, Clifton Heights and Drexel Hill,

(610) 259-2820, (610) 284-0020

emailto:nmicozzi@pahousegop.com

 

CANDIDATES for Senate:

Tom Mcgarrigle, (610) 605-4240

John Kane, (610) 626-0270

 

IS YOUR LEGISLATOR ON BOARD?  CHECK LIST of Co-sponsors:

http://www.ptcc.us/cosponsors2013.htm

 

{These  lists are current as of 03 May 2014}
HB 76, House of Representatives, Co-sponsors:
Total 87: 58 Republican (67%), 29 Democrat (33%)

 

SUMMARY:

School property tax elimination will be accomplished via a two year phase-out of school property taxes.

The sales tax is the most desirable revenue source because, unlike property taxes, it is directly tied to a person's ability to pay.

--broadens the base of the sales tax to include more services and purchases at a new 7% rate.

--includes modest increase in State income tax from the current 3.07% to 4.34%.

The Property Tax Independence Act will fully fund all districts by replacing the property tax dollar-for-dollar at each district's current level.

 

BOTTOM LINE:  the Statewide average increase of School District Property Taxes of 146% over the past 15 years CAN NOT BE SUSTAINED by PENNSYLVANIA HOMEOWNERS.  THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN AND MUST BE REPAIRED.

 

 

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