Friday, December 19, 2014

Who's afraid of the tax assessor?

In today's Daily News, Holly Otterbein tells the story of hitting the streets with one of the city's real estate tax assessors -- the scariest guys in the city if you think your home has been undervalued and you might be facing a big tax hike. She explains how they'll decide what your house is worth.

Who's afraid of the tax assessor?

Tax assessor Larry Shubert on the beat.
Tax assessor Larry Shubert on the beat.

In today's Daily News, Holly Otterbein tells the story of hitting the streets with one of the city's real estate tax assessors -- the scariest guys in the city if you think your home has been undervalued and you might be facing a big tax hike. She explains how they'll decide what your house is worth.

Meanwhile, an anonymous Daily News staffer explains how he or she is postponing improvements to the exterior of an abode until after the assessment is done.

Are you thinking about the re-assessment? Are you optimistic about a tax cut? Worried about a tax hike?

Tell us your assessment story in comments.

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Every year, city government spends slightly more than $4 billion. Where does all that money come from? More importantly, where does it go? Are we getting the most bang for our tax buck? “It's Our Money” is a joint project between Philadelphia Daily News and WHYY, funded by the William Penn Foundation, designed to answer these questions.

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