Nutter To Announce Members of Tax Task Force Today

At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Nutter will announce the chair and members of his new Task Force on Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness. The group is charged with providing recomendations on how to make the city's tax structure more competitive.

Critics say the city doesn't need a new tax review group, noting that the Tax Reform Commission, already served that purpose. Approved by voter referendum, the Commission was given a year and $500,000 to review the city's tax structure and recommend reforms. Some of the group's recommendations were adopted, but not its entire package of reforms.

But Nutter says the new group has different responsibilities."The jurisdiction and responsibility is much broader," he said last month.