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Tier 1: Monthly income is $4,622 and up.Tier 2: Monthly income is $3,301 - $4,621. These households must pay 10% of their monthly household income. They are entitled to a waiver of 100% of the penalties that have accrued.Tier 3: Monthly income is $1,981 - $3,300. These must pay 8% of their monthly household income. They are entitled to a waiver of 50% of the interest and 100% of the penalties that have accrued.
Tier 4: Monthly income is $0 - $1,980. These households must pay 5% of their monthly income but no less than $25 per month. They are entitled to a waiver of 100% of the interest and 100% of the penalties that have accrued.
The deadline for this program has been extended to February 17, 2014.Real Estate Tax Deferral ProgramReal Estate Tax Deferral Program ApplicationUse our Tax Deferral Calculator to see if you qualify.Under the Real Estate Tax Deferral program, applicants can postpone payment of the tax increase that is above 15% of the tax due for any given year. Payment on the excess amount can be deferred until transfer or sale of the property. A minimum annual interest rate of 2% will apply to the deferred amount.
Eligibility is based on a four-tier system based on annual household income.
Tier 1: Annual household income is $55,441 or greater. Real estate tax must be more than 25% of income.
Example: A taxpayer income is $60,000. To be eligible for the programtheir Real Estate Tax liability must be $15,001 or higher. ($60,000 x 255 = $15,000)
Tier 2: Annual household income is $39, 601 - $55,440. Real estate tax must be more than 12% of income.
Tier 3: Annual household income is $23,761 - $39,600. Real estate tax must be more than 8% of income.
Tier 4: Annual household income is $23,760 or less. Real estate tax must be more than 5% of income.
The Real Estate Tax Receivership Program is an enforcement tool that gives a Court-appointed Receiver the authority to collect rents from a property and manage a tax-delinquent building until the debt is repaid. The delinquent owner will be deprived of any income from the property until the delinquency is resolved. Debtors will be notified by mail of the pending court action.
The City will file a petition with the Court of Common Pleas for the appointment of a Receiver. Once appointed, the Receiver will meet with tenants and building employees, collect rents, make necessary repairs, and pay expenses for the building, including current and back taxes. The Receiver, who is under contract with the City, is paid a management fee out of the rents collected from the building. All back taxes and the Receiver’s management fee must be paid before the management of the building can be returned to the original owner.