Rally In Support Of Property Tax Reform

Published 04/28 2014 02:31PM

Updated 04/28 2014 02:35PM

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® and homeowners will wave Real Reform 76 signs and rally in support of Senate Bill 76, the Property Tax Elimination Act, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, following the Senate Finance Committee meeting on Senate Bill 76 which begins at 9 a.m. that same day.

LOCATION: State Capitol, Front steps, Harrisburg

TIME: 11:30 a.m. to noon

BACKGROUND: Senate Bill 76 proposes to eliminate property taxes dedicated to school districts and replace the funding by raising the personal income tax from 3.07 to 4.34 percent and increasing and broadening the sales tax from 6 to 7 percent to include previously exempted items. The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® has done extensive research on this bill with independent economic research and voter surveys. Realtors® have sent nearly 3,000 messages to senators and consumers have nearly 6,000 emails to senators through PAR’s website, http://www.RealReform76.com.

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