THE TIME FOR procrastination is over. If you own property in Philadelphia, the deadline to file a first-level appeal of your new property-tax assessment is Monday.
If you think your property is worth less than your city assessment, you should submit as much hard evidence as possible. You can also appeal if you think your assessment is out of whack with similar properties in your neighborhood, or if the city described your property incorrectly.
But be careful. Philadelphia's chief assessment officer, Richie McKeithen, said an appeal won't always lower your assessment.