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August 31, 2009


August 11, 2009
The Mayor's Task Force has developed preliminary proposals on Philadelphia’s tax structure and real estate development environment which are outlined in this document. The Task Force is seeking public comment and will continue its analysis to develop more detailed recommendations (ex. specific tax rates). Read the preliminary recommendations here MORE »
The Inquirer
August 14, 2009

By Patrick Kerkstra; The initial recommendations of Mayor Nutter's tax-policy task force received a mixed reception at a hearing in City Hall yesterday, as business leaders endorsed the findings while other witnesses called them overly narrow and unimaginative. MORE »


Philly.com
August 14, 2009
Mayor Nutter's Task Force on Tax Policy & Economic Competitivness has unveiled some preliminary recommendations, which will be the subject of a town hall meeting in Room 400 of City Hall from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The recommendations don't include suggested tax rates, but are meant rather to sketch out some broad policy ideas. For folks familiar with the conclusions of the much-larger and much-more-widely-publicized Tax Reform Commission of 2003, the new recommendations will not include many surprises. MORE »
Philly.com
August 11, 2009
Based on my e-mail, lots of business owners have ideas on how Philadelphia should change its tax structure and improve its economic competitiveness. Well, they have two days to compose those thoughts, because the Mayor's Task Force on Tax Policy & Economic Competitiveness is holding a public hearing in Room 400 in City Hall Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. MORE »
Daily News
August 11, 2009
ONE ISSUE always gets people talking: taxes. And on Thursday, you can talk with the people who have been charged with shaping tax policy for Philadelphia. Mayor Nutter's Task Force on Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness holds a public hearing from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. MORE »
The Inquirer
June 7, 2009
By Joseph N. DiStefano
For a little while, it looked as if Philadelphia was on its way to ending the Business Privilege Tax that raises one-sixth of the city's $2 billion in yearly tax collections. That tax - really two taxes, one on profits ("Net Income"), the other on sales ("Gross Receipts") - is a target of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce business lobby. The chamber has pushed for decades to remove what it sees as a "Not Welcome" sign around the city from Tinicum Island to Poquessing Creek. MORE »
KYW1060
May 21, 2009
by KYW's Mark Abrams
Mayor Nutter's task force to evaluate Philadelphia's tax structure convened its first public hearing on Thursday afternoon.

Individuals and organizations offered their views on various taxes collected by the city, including business taxes and license fees. MORE »


Philadelphia Tribune
March 26, 2009
The head of the new Task Force on Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness welcomed his appointment saying he was glad to have the chance to shape a Philadelphia “renaissance.” MORE »


KYW1060
May 24, 2009
The dozen and a half members of a new task force are charged with finding ways to make it easier to do business in Philadelphia. Tuesday, Mayor Nutter announced the names of the professionals, union leaders, and business owners who make up the Task Force on Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness. MORE »


The Bulletin
February 11, 2009
Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed an executive order establishing a new Mayor’s Task Force on Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness, following his address to more than 1,600 business community leaders yesterday. MORE »