HARRISBURG – Two state lawmakers from Montgomery County announced they’re proposing legislation that would require counties, municipalities, and school districts to give their taxpayers an additional 60 days to pay their property taxes. Reps. Joe Ciresi and Liz Hanbidge say during these uncertain times, it’s best to put taxpayers at ease in any way possible. They hope to alleviate some of the financial stress on PA property owners by offering temporary property tax relief. Their bill, which is seeking co-sponsorship in the state House, would also waive the statutory requirements that tax collectors must hold office hours during the last two weeks of the discount period, as enforcing such laws would put others health and safety at risk. Both the federal and state personal income tax deadlines have been moved back to July 15. The lawmakers said similar taxes should follow along with these extension guidelines.

REP. LIZ HANBIDGE

 

REP. JOE CIRESI