Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2017 -- Fellerman & Ciarimboli, a law firm with three offices located throughout Pennsylvania, is against HB/SB 76. It aims to repeal the school property tax, but at what cost? Private citizens may have to pay more in sales, personal income, and even property taxes. The law firm encourages everyone to contact their local representatives and urge them to oppose HB/SB 76.
The bill, courtesy of state Sen. David Argall, R-Schuylkill, lost last year by only one vote. In November's election, the GOP gained more control in both the House and Senate. They claim the bill will relieve taxpayers' burden for the commonwealth's public schools, but it is merely that, a claim.
HB/SB 76 would not get rid of municipal or county property taxes and school districts could keep collecting real estate taxes to pay off existing debt (which is usually issued as 20-year bonds). The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials even ran an analysis. They came to the conclusion that only 2 percent of school districts could eliminate their tax levies. Furthermore, the association also found that the $2.7 billion in property taxes paid by Pennsylvania businesses will instead be collected in the form of higher personal income and sales taxes for individuals.
The lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli encourage individuals in Pennsylvania to get in touch with their local state representatives and urge them to vote against the bill as soon as possible. To learn more about Fellerman & Ciarimboli, HB/SB 76, or schedule a consultation to speak with a lawyer at the firm, don't hesitate to call them at 888-570-HURT. Otherwise, visit them online at https://fellermanlaw.com/, and fill out a contact form.
About Fellerman & Ciarimboli
Fellerman & Ciarimboli is a law firm with three offices located in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, and Dunmore. They provide legal representation for personal injury victims and their loved ones. They handle car, truck, motorcycle, bus, medical malpractice, elder abuse, wrongful death, product liability, personal injury and workers' compensation cases.
To learn more about the law firm and the types of cases they handle, please visit http://fellermanlaw.com/.