OBJECTIVE: STOP UNFAIRNESS IN THE PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM
Which of these three plans will stop the discrimination against lower income and fixed-income citizens that is built into the current Pennsylvania property tax system?
ACT 72: This plan reduces property taxes in varying amounts depending upon which school district one lives in. It does NOT abolish the assessment\reassessment process that is horribly unfair; it does NOT stop the discrimination against lower and fixed income citizens who cannot afford to hire an attorney ($350); and a property appraiser $400 to $500 who often help win lower assessments for those who can afford them. This plan does NOT help the lower and fixed income persons who cannot afford the $62 filing fee and the hundreds dollars for an attorney to appeal an unfavorable assessment hearing decision to Common Pleas Court, which wealthier folks can afford to do. And it doesn’t prevent municipal and county governments from raising property taxes, or conducting a reassessment that could more than offset any savings provided.
COMMONWEALTH CAUCUS PLAN: This plan abolishes school taxes, with no assurance that a future legislature won’t reinstitute the school tax. This plan keeps the horrid and costly assessment\reassessment system in its entirety in place and requires the assessment and\or reassessment of all properties including primary residences. This plan keeps reassessment hearings and sheriff sales of primary residences in place just like Act 72….and therefore perpetuates the unfairness of the property tax system.
STOP: PRIMARY RESIDENCE PROTECTION PLAN: This plan abolishes all property taxes on primary residences. This plan abolishes all assessments and reassessments on primary residences. This plan abolishes all sheriff sales for back taxes on primary residences. This plan includes a constitutional amendment to implement this change which must be approved by a vote of the citizens. This constitutional change will assure that once the property tax on primary residences is abolished, it cannot return without another vote of the citizens.
Because this plan abolishes the property tax system on primary residences it eliminates the costs and unfairness and politics that are systemic in the property tax system as it relates to primary residences.
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Bob Logue, STOP Primary Residence Protection Plan
Box 306, Fairbank, PA 15435 email@example.com
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