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Taxing Matters

Last Friday, the City Council Committee on Finance recommended a bill that would authorize the sale of tax liens: essentially selling the right to collect taxes from delinquent tax payers. Though this might be a move that raises some desperately needed money for the city, it might also"subject tax debtors to aggressive private collection tactics...and reduce...[the]...ability to keep some tax delinquents in their homes." [Plan Philly]