Group of Taxpayers Allowed to Challenge Philly Property Tax Data

March 6, 2012 – In The News
The Philadelphia Inquirer

A state board that regulates local property taxes will allow a group of Philadelphia taxpayers to challenge the City of Philadelphia's appeal of a board ruling last summer.

At stake is up to $83 million in city property taxes.

Friday's decision by the State Tax Equalization Board means lawyers from Fox, Rothschild L.L.P. representing 173 taxpayers will be able to formally object to 2010 sales data the city submitted in January in support of its appeal.

"While we were successful in letting [the board] know that people are seeking clear and transparent government, they are only allowing us to challenge the submission of the last set of data," said Jeffrey M. Herskowitz, a Fox Rothschild lawyer who filed a petition to intervene.

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