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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 843 Credits

Instructions and Help about Can Form 843 Credits

Like many other Philadelphians, you recently received or will receive your 2014 property assessment notice from the OPA, the Office of Property Assessment. During the past year, almost 600,000 properties in Philadelphia, residential, commercial, and industrial, were evaluated to reflect the current fair market value as compared with similar properties in the city. Your notice shows the estimated actual market value of your property for the 2014 tax year as determined by OPA assessment professionals. You'll find this number toward the top of your notice, just below your name and address. The value is an estimate of what the property would sell for today. If you think that this new value is incorrect, you can appeal your assessment. And you'll be glad to know that the city has made the appeal process much easier than it has been in the past. For the first time, OPA will offer a first level review. An evaluator will reconsider your value based on the information you provide without the need for an in-person hearing. You simply fill out the first level review form that came with your notice and be sure to mail it in no later than March 31st, 2013. If you need a new form, you can download one at this website. But before you do anything, you should be sure that you have a valid reason to appeal. There are three valid reasons for appeal: 1. Incorrect market value: If you believe the market value is substantially higher or lower than what you think the property would sell for. 2. Non-uniformity: If you believe the assessed value is out of line from other properties that are otherwise similar to yours. 3. Incorrect abatement or exemption: If you believe that the portion of the value that is listed as taxable is incorrect. If you think...