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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: September 5, 2013 10:25 AM
From: Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff
To: All House members
Subject: Property Tax Relief via Homestead Exclusion
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation providing property tax relief to Pennsylvania homeowners.

My legislation will amend Act 1 of Special Session #1 of 2006 by granting school districts the option to provide further property tax relief through the homestead exclusion. In addition to the authority given to school districts currently, a school district will be allowed to increase in their earned income tax (EIT) rate for the purpose of providing homestead exclusions without seeking voter approval. A school district may still opt to utilize the voter referendum process if they so choose.

In addition, my legislation will allow a school district to utilize any property tax reduction allocations received under the provisions of Act 1 for general operations if the school district’s millage rate equals zero.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation for Pennsylvania homeowners. Thank you for your consideration!

Introduced as HB1685