A Pennsylvania woman has lost her home for little more than the cost of a Starbucks Frappuccino.
D is for Deductible Taxes. (Admit it, you thought I was going to say depreciation. Nah, that was last year.) It feels like everything you touch these days is associated with some kind of tax. You can get socked with taxes for doing anything from working to tanning to smoking. It can add up. Surely … Read more
This month, Philadelphia voted to raise property taxes rather than impose a controversial sales tax on soda and sugary drinks, while New York won another round on its efforts to collect excise taxes from cigarettes sold by Indian nations. Other cities and states have struggled with similar questions when it comes to raising revenue. So today’s … Read more
Taxpayer asks: Please tell me this isn’t so…..Under the new health care bill, all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8 % sales tax. This new tax is supposed to kick in 2013. taxgirl says: I’ve gotten a few questions about this so-called “real estate tax” lately. Concern about the “tax” has escalated … Read more
It’s Fix the Tax Code Friday! Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran an article about an issue that has been on the minds of many local taxpayers as the city prepares for major cuts in services: real estate tax abatement. Many municipalities – from major metropolitan areas like Philly and NYC to smaller towns … Read more