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Due to hurricane Irene, the Clambake has been rescheduled for Sep 10th 4pm-8pm at Cannstatters.
WHEN MAYOR NUTTER met with City Council leadership yesterday to announce his proposal to bail out the school district with a combination of tax hikes, the faces staring back at him were glum.
“I didn’t see anybody smiling in that room,” said Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., R-at large, adding that he “is not in support of an increase in real-estate taxes. But I think it’s inevitable that something’s got to give.”
In honor of Mayor Nutter’s proposal to raise the property tax and introduce a sugary-drink tax, we looked at the wider world of taxes: What other taxes could the city raise, or introduce?
There don’t appear to be many major taxes in use by other cities that Philly doesn’t already have. And under state law, the city can raise only certain taxes.
Here are the taxes you pay, how much you pay, and whether the city can make you pay more.