HARRISBURG – Seeking to eliminate an unfair and unnecessary tax burden, Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) announced that the House passed his legislation, House Bill 430
, that would waive the 10% penalty upon receipt of an affidavit during the first year of ownership if the new owners did not receive their property tax bill. The property owners would pay the full amount of the property taxes due and present a copy of their deed to prove their date of purchase.
“There is nothing more aggravating to homeowners than getting unexpected fines and penalties on a tax bill they never received, especially when it is through no fault of their own,” said Emrick. “There are many instances and reasons why a new homeowner fails to receive their property tax bill. This delay in receiving said tax bill can cause the new owner to miss the payment deadline. My legislation would address this unfair and unnecessary tax burden and better assist first-time or new homeowners.”
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s district office at 610-588-8011 or 610-746-5090.
Representative Joe Emrick
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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