Philadelphia's tax amnesty program brought in $40 million for the city and $20 million for the school district, Mayor Nutter said Tuesday, warning that he plans to get more people and businesses to pay by working with the district attorney to prosecute delinquent taxpayers.
More than 27,000 delinquent taxpayers participated in the 54-day amnesty program, which ended June 25 and allowed people and businesses to waive penalties and charge only half of accrued interest if they paid their overdue bills.
At a Tuesday morning news conference, Mayor Nutter said the city was done playing nice to those who fail to pay on time.
"We want our damn money. You owe it and we plan to collect it," Nutter said. "Cases are already being turned over for potential prosecution. They will face swift legal action as well as stiff fines and penalties."