If you are behind on your property taxes, or struggling to pay your property taxes, there are many programs to help homeowners get on track.
In May 2022 Philadelphia released new “assessments” of properties and how much they are worth for tax purposes. If your assessed value went up, your property taxes will, too. Based on the current tax rate, for every $10,000 in increased value, your yearly tax bill will go up by $140. If you think your new home assessment is too high, you should appeal right away. You can do that by requesting a “First Level Review” with the Office of Property Assessment, and filing an appeal with the Board of Revision of Taxes by October 3, 2022. Learn more at the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessments.
If you have not yet spoken with a free non-profit housing counselor, you can be connected with a housing counseling agency in your neighborhood by calling the Save Your Home Philly Hotline at 215-223-HOME or visiting saveyourhomephilly.org. We encourage people to start with a housing counselor, because many problems can be resolved with their help.
Want to know more about the various property tax programs? Check out our Philadelphia Property Tax Handbook, available here.