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City to spend $40M targeting tax deadbeats, including update to 90s-era Revenue Department technology

Mayor Michael Nutter announced this week a $40 million, multi-year effort to target tax deadbeats. One of the effort’s main strategies involves upgrading the Revenue Department‘s tax software, which hasn’t been updated since 1993, the Philadelphia City Paper reported. “The new software would integrate data from other agencies, identifying individuals who pay other taxes, such […]

A map of tax delinquencies as of April 2012.
A map of tax delinquencies as of April 2012.

A map of tax delinquencies as of April 2011. Use the map here.

Mayor Michael Nutter announced this week a $40 million, multi-year effort to target tax deadbeats. One of the effort’s main strategies involves upgrading the Revenue Department‘s tax software, which hasn’t been updated since 1993, the Philadelphia City Paper reported.

“The new software would integrate data from other agencies, identifying individuals who pay other taxes, such as federal taxes, but don’t pay what they owe to the city,” the City Paper reported.

The Nutter administration expects the effort to collect $260 million more in taxes by 2018.

Read more about the Nutter administration’s plan over at the City Paper. The City Paper also points out that the city’s website that is meant to list tax delinquent city employees is down.

The city’s property tax collection troubles¬†have been well documented¬†by a Philadelphia Inquirer/Plan Philly series.

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