Monday, September 20, 2010

Bill Would Freeze Property Taxes for PA Elderly

Many Pennsylvanians 65 years or older would be exempt from future property tax increases under a bill being introduced in the State Senate.
Democratic Senator Lisa Boscola of Northampton County says her Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Freeze Act would hold tax rates steady for those who have lived in their home for five years or longer and earn less than $65,000 per year.
Boscola says the individuals have earned a tax break and school districts and municipalities would need to adjust to the change.

“I like bills that have been introduced by other Senators who have said, ‘Maybe we should consolidate some of the administrative costs of our school districts.’ There’s ways to cut, we just have to do it responsibly.”

The bill is in the Senate Finance Committee.

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