Fifty-seven percent of commercial properties had higher tax bills, as did 54 percent of residential properties, Dubow said.
If everyone who is eligible enrolled in the new "homestead exemption" tax break, which deducts
About 70 percent of eligible owners have signed up, and Dubow said the administration is still encouraging homeowners to apply.
Under AVI, which Nutter championed and pushed through a hesitant
Although AVI was designed to be revenue-neutral in its first year, a primary concern for Council was whether it would cause residents' overall share of the tax burden to increase in relation to commercial property owners.
To keep residents' bills down, Council adopted the homestead exemption and a "gentrification relief" program for low-income residents who owned their homes for at least 10 years and saw their taxes triple.
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