Philadelphia Homeowner Property Tax Programs
The City of Philadelphia offers a variety of property tax credit, reduction and exemption programs for city homeowners.
The Homestead Exemption offers Real Estate Tax savings to all Philadelphia homeowners by reducing the taxable assessment of their primary residence by $80,000. Most homeowners will save about $1,119 a year on their Real Estate Tax bill starting in 2023. Once the City accepts an application, property owners never have to reapply for the exemption. They will receive property tax savings every year, as long as they continue to own and live in the property.
Active Duty Tax Credit
If you are a member of the National Guard or armed services reserves, you may be eligible for a property tax credit. The tax credit applies for the period of time you were called to active duty outside of Pennsylvania.
Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption
If you or your spouse have a disability that is 100% service-connected, you may qualify for a Real Estate Tax exemption.
Longtime Owner Occupants Program (LOOP)
LOOP is a Real Estate Tax discount program for homeowners who have lived in their homes for 10 years or more, experienced a significant increase in their property assessment from one year to the next, and meet income and other eligibility requirements.
Low-income Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze
The Department of Revenue will “freeze” your Real Estate Tax if you meet certain age and income requirements. This stops your property taxes from increasing, even if your property assessment or tax rates increase.
Real Estate Tax Deferral Program
If your Real Estate Tax increases by more than 15% from the previous year, you may be able to postpone payment on the excess amount.
Catastrophic Loss-related Property Assessment
If a structure you own has been damaged by a fire or natural disaster resulting in a decrease of 50% or more in property value, you may qualify for a reduction in the property assessment.