The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ bipartisan House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform held two days of hearings in Harrisburg to review local government property tax collection, reassessments and local tax structures. The committee is conducting a review of Pennsylvania’s local tax structure. According to an article in PA Law Weekly, State Representative Tom Quigley, R-Montgomery, chairman of the committee, said, “When you mention property taxes, most people think about the school property tax, but county and municipal governments also levy proper taxes so it is important for us to talk about the local government tax structure. County governments play a very large role in property tax policy because they are responsible for reassessments. County and local governments also deliver many of the services on which citizens rely.”
More hearing days are being scheduled.