Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes Abolishment (May 2010)

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There was a Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes Abolishment measure on the May 18 ballot in Philadelphia County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,697 (82.63%)Approveda
  • NO 567 (17.37%)[1]

This measure sought to abolish the current Board of Revisions of Taxes, which had dictated the value of property within the county. Since this measure was approved, a Office of Property Assessment will be created and will be indirectly controlled by the mayor. The goal of this measure was to create a more fair, uniform and transparent tax assessment system. The board had a reputation to be unfair and to sway towards political monies, meaning those that had the right connections ended up paying less in property taxes. It was hoped this new agency that will be created will indeed be more fair and open and create a tax system equal for all residents.[2]