Policy Brief: School Property Tax Reform


Senate and House Bill 76, also referred to as the Property Tax Independence Act, is a bill that would replace property taxes in Pennsylvania by increasing the personal income tax from 3.07 to 4.95 percent and sales tax from 6 to 7 percent while expanding the levy to dozens of items that are exempt. The municipal property tax would not be affected.

The bipartisan bill is sponsored by Senators Argall (being the prime sponsor), Bartolotta, Baker, Folmer, Schwank, Alloway, Yudichak, Scavello, Rafferty, Aument, Wagner, Smucker, Boscola, Browne, Dinniman, Eichelberger, Mensch, Stefano, White, Brewster, and Wozniak.

Lead Authors:

Nicholas Longstreet, Senior Policy Analyst & Research Director
Miranda Reisinger, Policy Analyst
Christian Harris, Policy Analyst

  • To contact the YCPC about this Policy Brief, please email nlongstreet@yorkpolicy.org
  • For any media-related inquiries, please email manderson@yorkpolicy.org

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