Governor Rendell Signs Bill
Governor Rendell signed Special Session Act 1 of 2006 (PDF), the Taxpayer Relief Act, on June 27, 2006. This law will ease the financial burden of home ownership by providing school districts the means to lower property taxes to homeowners, especially senior citizens, via the funding provided by gaming revenue. It is anticipated that, ultimately, gaming will generate $1 billion each year for local property tax relief.
The Montgomery County Board of Assessments, in conjunction with all of the school districts in
Act 1 Taxpayer Relief Act
Click on the link to open or save a PDF file that explains Act 1.
Act 1 Public Hearing Presentation--2/27/07
Click on the link to open or save a district power point presentation on Act 1. (Your file will load faster if you save the presentation to your computer and then open it for viewing).
State Explanation of Frequently Asked Questions
The Department of Education has provided this list of frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers.