PSCFO Members Line up on Property Tax Bill
HARRISBURG – Some PSCFO member organizations have taken positions on a fiercely contested proposal to revamp the school property tax system and replace those revenues with increases in Personal Income Tax and elimination of many areas now exempted from the state sales tax. A link to a summary of Senate Bill 76 (Argall-R-Schuylkill) follows: http://www.senatorargall.com/propertytaxindependenceact/ SB 76 advocates were heartened by a September 16 vote by the Senate Finance Committee which advances the bill much further than ever before.
A major supporter of SB 76 is PSCFO member PA Farm Bureau. Three PSCFO members — PA Bankers Association, PA Food Merchants Association, and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania — oppose SB 76. Regardless of SB 76’s outcome this fall, expect the issue of property tax relief to again emerge as an issue in the General Assembly next year.
PLEASE NOTE that PSCFO has taken no official position on this bill or the position it represents.