Philadelphia: Progress on Boosting Collections and Curbing Tax Delinquency.

Department of Revenue announced several milestones in its effort to boost collections and curb tax delinquency in Philadelphia. Among the key signs of progress are that collections for the General Fund exceeded estimates for FY17 by over $10 million, and that
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US Tax Overhaul Clears House, Senate Prepares to Vote

A U.S. tax overhaul passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, setting the stage for a final Senate vote expected to give President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory and trigger far-reaching consequences for the U.S. and global economy. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was approved 227 (more...)

City Officials to Explore Ramped-up Tax Debt Collection Efforts

Mayor Kenney today announced the launch of a feasibility study of business tax delinquency sales. The Mayor was joined in the announcement by City Councilman-at-large Allan Domb, a longtime advocate of debt sales to recoup delinquent tax dollars. “A tax debt sale can be a vital tool in the City’s effort to bring in delinquent tax dollars,” (more...)

ICYMI: Proposed Budget Boosts Efforts to Nab Tax Delinquents

In case you missed it, Mayor Kenney's proposed FY17 Operating Budget and Five Year Plan include additional funding to ramp up the Revenue Department's efforts to collect delinquent taxes. Department budget boost could secure $69 million in back taxes, Philly revenue chief says Newsworks // Katie Colaneri Philadelphia (more...)

City Of Philadelphia To Hold Second Tax Lien Sale

Department of Revenue expects successful repeat of summer pilot program The City of Philadelphia announced that the Department of Revenue will hold a second internet-based real estate tax lien sale auction, which will run from December 16-18, 2015 and be hosted by Real Auctions, LLC. Following the success of (more...)

What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

by John S Kiernan A copy of the original article posted on WalletHub: Tax season is a stressful time for most people, but it’s especially difficult for those of us with doubts about our ability to pay the IRS. The good (more...)

Building Stronger Communities in a Stronger Pennsylvania

Job creation and economic progress require strong communities, and nobody recognizes that more than Governor Corbett. The governor’s budget continues to support funding increases in previous years to support communities and local governments. Since Gov. Corbett took office, the Act 47 revolving fund has been replenished, and we are now budgeting (more...)

City Officials Celebrate Historic Land Bank Bill Signing

Mayor Michael A. Nutter was joined by City Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez, City officials, and community advocates to celebrate the signing of historic Land Bank legislation. “Vacant parcels of land have long been a source of crime, blight, reduction of property values, and an overall (more...)

More Europeans, Join Global Effort to Combat Tax Evasion

The U.S. Treasury Department announced December 20 that Bermuda, Malta, the Netherlands and three U.K. crown dependencies have joined 12 others working globally to combat tax evasion. In the space of a week, the six jurisdictions — which include the crown dependencies Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of (more...)

Health Care Plans Fly in Face of Middle Class, Poor

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna As a state lawmaker I find myself continually disheartened by the inequity among Pennsylvania families’ hard choices when it comes to health care, particularly at a time when there is so much doubt and turmoil in the market for benefits. Yes, I am blessed with a family health (more...)

More Than 50 People Indicted in Massive Fraud Ring

A massive case of organized tax and bank fraud culminated with the unsealing of four federal grand jury indictments accusing 55 people of participating in one or more illicit schemes, including the theft of more than 2,000 identities that were used to claim more than $20 (more...)

Countries Work Together to Combat Tax Evasion, Boost Compliance

Working with more than 80 countries around the world, the United States has extended the time for completion of international tax agreements aimed at fighting offshore tax evasion and boosting global tax compliance. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced the action (more...)

PA Film & Television Production Tax Credit to Remain Fully Funded at $60 Million

Governor Tom Corbett signed the new state budget on June 30, thus continuing the Pennsylvania Film and Television Production Tax Credit program at its fully funded amount of $60 million plus the ability to obtain current awards from the next three fiscal years. First established in 2004, Pennsylvania’s sustained support (more...)

NAACP Holds Press Conference Supporting Marijuana Legalization Bill

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today participated in a press conference held by the NAACP calling for support of his marijuana legalization legislation bill. “I am honored that the NAACP has spoken out in favor of my legislation to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana (more...)

Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit Program

Led by Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), the Senate and House Democratic Policy committees today held a joint hearing to discuss Pennsylvania’s film tax credit program and its affect on the state’s film and television industry. “Jobs and economic development (more...)