Last month, City Council voted to delay overhauling the property-tax system for a year. Many homeowners applauded the decision. But some property owners, who are overpaying in property taxes, might have gotten a lower tax bill if Council made the switch.
Because the city's current assessments are inaccurate, some homeowners and businesses are currently overpaying in property taxes while others are underpaying. Who are the people being screwed by the status quo? And did they even know they could have benefited from reform? Listen to this radio report for WHYY, in which NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller talks with reporter Holly Otterbein about the topic.