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Features

Personal Property Tax Independence Act Tax Calculator
Excel calculator to see your tax savings under the provisions ofThe Property Tax Independence Act. Now includes calculations for Philadelphia property tax reduction!

The Property Tax Independence Act Petitions
Sign an individual petition to demonstrate your approval of the The Property Tax Independence Act or distribute a multi-signature petition to really gather support! Print extra copies for your friends, family, and neighbors so they can help, too! Download the petitions as PDF files here.

Why school property taxes need to be eliminated!
Two excellent essays on the fallacy of property taxes for education funding.

 

Personal Tax Calculator for
HB 76 and SB 76, The Property Tax Independence Act

See the difference this legislation can make in your total tax bill!
NEW! The Property Tax Independence Act Calculator now includes calculations for Philadelphia and Allegheny County residents.

The Property Tax Independence Act Tax Calculator is an independently developed Microsoft Excel application that will give you a projection of your total school tax liability under the provisions of The Property Tax Independence Act, the school property tax elimination proposal that is supported by the PTCC and PCTA. The calculations include the average increase in sales taxes (SUT) through a broadened and increased tax base and an increase in the state Personal Income Tax (PIT) to 4.34%. The Property Tax Independence Act will eliminate school property taxes over a two year phase-out. If you have not yet read the provisions of this plan, an overview of The Property Tax Independence Act is available here.

The calculator has been set up to account for everything from the effect it will have on a person's federal income tax (since there would be no longer be property tax to deduct) to low income taxpayers who are eligible for Personal Income Tax (PIT) forgiveness from Pennsylvania.

Other items that are included:

• If someone is a renter looking to buy, they can choose a school district where they plan to buy and it will show them how much their buying power is increased under The Property Tax Independence Act based on the school district where they live (due to elimination of school property tax).

• For low income taxpayers, it calculates the state PIT tax forgiveness if it applies. This offsets most, and in many instances all, of the increase in the state PIT under The Property Tax Independence Act for many low income taxpayers.

Simply complete the applicable boxes on the left side of the sheet. Your total taxes under the provisions of The Property Tax Independence Act will be displayed in the box on the right. If you've had any doubts about supporting The Property Tax Independence Act, this will certainly convince you!

The calculator may be run directly from this site or downloaded for later use. If you download the calculator, please feel free to distribute it to your friends and family so that they, too, may calculate their Property Tax Independence Act school taxes.

Our thanks to one of our members from Chester County who is a taxation and finance professional for researching the data and building this calculator.





NOTE: If you can't run the calculator because you don't have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer, please download the FREE suite of office tools from OpenOffice.org. This excellent collection of tools includes a spreadsheet, word processor, presentation program, and database manager that are all fully Microsoft Office compatible. Click on the logo below to go to the OpenOffice.org download site.

 

 

 


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