– Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) today announced that his House bill providing protection to property taxpayers is on its way to the governor’s desk for signature.
“After learning that one of my constituents was fined over $1,000 through no fault of their own, simply because that they did not receive their property tax bill, it was time to act and change this outdated law.” said Emrick.
House Bill 430
will waive the 10% penalty during the first year of home ownership if the new owners did not receive their tax bill. The property owners will pay the full amount of the property taxes due and present an affidavit and copy of their deed to prove their date of purchase.
This bill received bi-partisan support with a 199-1 vote.
It will take effect in 90 days.