As a result of state legislation (House Bill 391), any property with a residential 10-year residential tax
abatement under Phila. Code §19-1303(2) and/or §19-1303(4) (Ordinance
961 or Ordinance 1456-A) is ineligible for the Homestead Exemption, from Tax Year 2015 and beyond. This does not affect Homestead Exemptions approved for Tax Year 2014.
abatement has expired, homeowners may reapply for the Homestead
Exemption, if the property meets the eligibility requirements of the
However, property owners who wish to keep the Homestead Exemption and remove the abatement must complete the Abatement Cancellation & Removal form
In order to remove the abatement, all owners of the property must sign
the form--if there are more than two owners, they can sign/submit
additional forms. Once an abatement is removed, it cannot be put back on
For questions, please call 215-686-9200.