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City to hold telephone town halls on property taxes

Top Nutter administrations officials will answer questions from city residents in two "telephone town hall meetings" on Philly's new property-tax system, the Actual Value Initiative, and tax-relief programs like the Homestead Exemption.

City to hold telephone town halls on property taxes

Finance Director Rob Dubow (left), shown at a news conference with Mayor Nutter.
Finance Director Rob Dubow (left), shown at a news conference with Mayor Nutter.

Top Nutter administrations officials will answer questions from city residents in two "telephone town hall meetings" on Philly's new property-tax system, the Actual Value Initiative, and tax-relief programs like the Homestead Exemption.

Finance Director Rob Dubow, Chief Assessment Officer Richie McKeithen and Revenue Commissioner Clarena Tolson will be on the calls: 

- 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 

- 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10

From the city's press release:

"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."

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