Governing Makes a Comeback

Council’s passage last week of modest business tax cuts was more than a rebuke of progressives. It also might suggest that reasonableness is trending again

By Larry Platt

A Major Pocketbook Issue

New property assessments out today could significantly raise taxes next year for Philadelphia homeowners. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on what the City can do to ease the burden

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: Yes, We Are Taxadelphia

A column last week argued that Philly’s reputation as one of the highest taxed big cities in the nation was unwarranted. Center City District’s president responds.

By Paul R. Levy and Stephen Camp-Landis

Guest Commentary: Pre-K Polling Needs Improvement

A Greater Philadelphia last week released poll data about the City’s sweetened beverage tax that showed residents divided. Here, the City’s first Pre-K director refutes the premise and results of the survey

By Anne Gemmell

How Philly Sees Philly: The Soda Tax is Still Controversial

The latest data from A Greater Philadelphia unpacks how local Dems view Mayor Kenney’s self-proclaimed biggest accomplishment

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

How to Get Free Tax Preparation

You don’t have to spend your hard-earned dough on an overpriced tax-prep service. Instead, follow these tips to file on the cheap.

By Nick Fiorellini

Citizen Mystery Shopper (Part 16)

What happened when we tried to pay taxes to the Philadelphia Department of Revenue

New Year, No New Taxes

The City plans to hold off on changing what property owners pay in taxes for another year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why that may not be good for anyone

By Jon Geeting