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Jun. 14, 2012 9:30 am

Use this web app to see how your property taxes may change, visualize citywide

The city’s property tax rate is changing, and there’s a new web app to help you determine what the change might be for any given property. In case you’re behind, the Nutter administration and City Council are busy reshaping city property taxes with the proposed Actual Value Initiative. To do so, there needs to be […]

The city’s property tax rate is changing, and there’s a new web app to help you determine what the change might be for any given property.

In case you’re behind, the Nutter administration and City Council are busy reshaping city property taxes with the proposed Actual Value Initiative. To do so, there needs to be an agreement on the rate at which properties will be taxed, a figure city finance director Rob Dubow has put between 1.6 and 1.8 percent.

(That means if your home or other city property is valued at, say, $100,000, you could be taxed between $1,600 and $1,800)

But to make the math a little easier, the Philadelphia Public Interest News Network has released a simple web app, which you can visit here.

Led by PPINN founding CEO Neil Budde and PlanPhilly contributor Jared Brey, the app was built by spatial analyst and civic hacker Casey Thomas, who formerly worked at the city’s Water Department and whose past projects include hackathon winners like Lobbying.ph, LGBTRights.me and Sheltr. Thomas pulled the tax assessment data using Tim Wisniewski‘s PhillyAddress API.

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H/T It’s Our Money. Full Disclosure: This reporter is a former It’s Our Money contributor.

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