October 25, 1987 |
In January, the Republican Party swept the West Deptford Township Committee, gaining control after last year's election with a 4-1 majority. Committee members elected Frederick R. Marz, the first Republican mayor in 20 years. Marz is up for re-election to council this year, and he is the first to concede that this year has not been easy, even with the large Republican majority on the committee. First, there was the tax increase, then came the battle over the Verga Fire Company, a dispute that for months refused to be resolved and still is unsettled.
February 14, 1995 |
President Clinton yesterday sent to Congress, and to an apparently bleak fate, his bills to increase the minimum wage and to lower middle-class taxes. He also used an Oval Office ceremony to announce plans for a new domestic economic conference and to assail Republicans for "digging the country into a hole" and then criticizing his budget. "It is time for them to take a little responsibility. They were here during the years of the '80s when we created this deficit problem," Clinton said.
February 8, 2013
TOWER Investments Inc. owns more than 100 properties in Philadelphia, including The Piazza at Schmidt's and Liberties Walk, which are largely credited with the dramatic revitalization of parts of Northern Liberties, as well as Avenue North, which enhanced the burgeoning area around Temple University on North Broad Street. The other 100-plus properties we own across the city are in various stages of development. Tower Entertainment, another of my companies, hopes to be selected to develop the $700 million Provence Resort & Casino on the iconic former site of the Inquirer and Daily News . Of all this development activity that has reshaped the face of Philadelphia and generated thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city, the taxes due on one property - one - eluded our controller.
October 28, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - The top Democrat in the state Senate - and a key ally of Gov. Wolf - said Monday that he does not believe a major tax increase will be part of a final budget deal, despite Wolf's insistence that the state needs a permanent source of new revenue to close its multibillion-dollar deficit. Speaking at a luncheon, Minority Leader Jay Costa (D., Allegheny) said Republicans who control the legislature have been steadfast in their calls to oppose new taxes, and he believes they are sincere when they say that won't change.
May 9, 2015 |
Rentals through Airbnb, the online marketplace where people can list their homes for short-term stays, could soon be taxed in Philadelphia. The Nutter administration is making the push ahead of the September visit of Pope Francis, when home rentals are expected to be in high demand. "People are bringing in money on this and, at least in the pope's visit, bringing in a decent amount of money," said City Councilman William K. Greenlee, who introduced a bill Thursday on behalf of the Nutter administration to regulate and tax short-term rentals.
January 26, 1989 |
Trying to be a kinder, gentler Internal Revenue Service, agency staffers were at the Market Street East Station yesterday afternoon to distribute copies of tax booklets to commuters and to answer taxing questions. At left, IRS worker Gene Harris extends a helping hand, while Michael Miller (center, bottom photo) does the same.
August 24, 2010 |
The good news for bloggers in Philadelphia - even those raking in the princely sum of $11 a year - is that there's not a secret team in the basement of City Hall reading your Web site and looking to hit you up for taxes and business fees. The bad news is that city officials do plan on working aggressively through federal tax records to find city-based income producers - not just bloggers but all types of freelancers - to make sure they're up to date with the city's one-time business privilege fee of $300 and other relevant taxes.
December 19, 2015
NORRISTOWN - Montgomery County commissioners passed a $390 million 2016 operating budget Thursday with a 9.8 percent tax increase. The budget is "clearly honest and clearly fiscally responsible," said Josh Shapiro, chairman of the county commissioners. Officials have attributed the increase in taxes to rising costs of debt service, inmate health care, and an arbitration award for corrections officers at the county jail. The tax rate for 2016 will be $3.45 for every $1,000 in assessed value.
February 11, 1988 |
Tax increases ranging from an estimated 8 cents to 15 cents would be levied on taxpayers in the Eastern Regional School District if voters approved an $18.5 million bond issue, according to figures presented by the school board at a public hearing last night. The bond issue is being proposed to build a 168,000-square-foot addition to the high school. School board members said the addition would be used as an intermediate high school for ninth and tenth graders, while the existing building would be used primarily for 11th and 12th graders.
October 19, 2012 |
Stark differences on taxes dominated the first debate - a radio encounter - between Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar Thursday, as the two clashed over their plans and how they would affect the middle class. Fitzpatrick called for leaving all personal tax rates at their current levels and cutting corporate rates, saying any tax hikes would harm the fragile economy. "We need to stop threatening to raise taxes on the American people and small businesses," Fitzpatrick said.