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Rep. Seth Grove to propose tax swap legislation for York County

By - Last modified: January 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Rep. Seth Grove. Submitted photo
Rep. Seth Grove. Submitted photo

York County Republican Rep. Seth Grove is planning to introduce a county-specific property tax reform measure that would utilize an extra 1 percent sales and use tax to increase homestead exclusions, according to a memo posted on the state House's website.

The local tax swap legislation would allow only York County commissioners to levy the tax.

"When homestead exclusions reach the current constitutional maximum, revenue will be used to reduce millage rates until they are eliminated," the Grove memo reads. "Furthermore, it will allow a school district located in a third-class city to share up to 30 percent of its sales tax revenue to provide homestead exclusions for the third-class city."

The pending proposal also would allow municipalities, school districts and the county to increase or levy an earned income tax to further provide homestead exclusions until the constitutionally allowed maximum, then revenue must be used to reduce millage rates until they are eliminated, the memo said.

The memo includes data to show the outcome for York County school districts.

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin County. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jasons@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JScottJournal. Circle Jason Scott on .

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