Richter says the Philadelphia enterprise tax hike could possibly be constitutional

Law360 (June 9, 2021, 5:14 p.m. EDT) – A Pennsylvania appellate judge suggested during a hearing Wednesday that the city of Philadelphia, contrary to the conclusion of a lawsuit, may be in compliance with uniform taxation requirements under the state constitution as proposed four years ago selected commercial properties for revaluation

The city is at risk of losing millions of dollars in revenue after a court ruled it selectively revalued undervalued commercial real estate in violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Guarantee of Uniform Taxation – a guarantee construed to be one uniform treatment of different subclasses of property.

When the Pennsylvania Commonwealth …

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