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File #: 2017-1476    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 4/28/2017 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 5/2/2017 Final action: 12/19/2017
Enactment date: 12/19/2017 Enactment #: 55
Effective date: 12/28/2017    
Title: An Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article VII, Business Related Taxes; Chapter 256, Home Rule Realty Transfer Tax, Section 256.02 LEVY AND RATE, paragraph (a), by increasing the rate of tax from one percent (1%) to two percent (2%) one and one half percent (1.5%) commencing February 1, 2018 and to two (2%) percent commencing January 1, 2020. (Post Agenda Held, July 18, 2017; Public Hearing Held, July 18, 2017)
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle, Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 02 - FISCAL
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/28/20173 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details Meeting details
12/19/20173 City Council AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details
12/19/20173 City Council Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Meeting details
12/19/20173 City Council Waived under the Rules of CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/13/20172 Standing Committee Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Meeting details
12/13/20171 Standing Committee AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/18/20171 Committee on Hearings Public Hearing Held  Action details Meeting details
7/18/20171 Committee on Hearings Post Agenda Held  Action details Meeting details
5/10/20171 Standing Committee Held for Cablecast Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details
5/10/20171 Standing Committee Held for Cablecast Post Agenda Pass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/2/20171 City Council Read and referred  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
An Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article VII, Business Related Taxes; Chapter 256, Home Rule Realty Transfer Tax, Section 256.02 LEVY AND RATE, paragraph (a), by increasing the rate of tax from one percent (1%) to two percent (2%) one and one half percent (1.5%) commencing February 1, 2018 and to two (2%) percent commencing January 1, 2020.
(Post Agenda Held, July 18, 2017; Public Hearing Held, July 18, 2017)

Body
Whereas, the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Pittsburgh is the primary responsibility of the government of the City of Pittsburgh; and,

Whereas, the federal government is considering either reducing or elimination federal assistance to cities, including the potential elimination of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program; and,

Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh needs additional dollars to fund needed programs and activities.

Be it therefore resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby enact as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article VII, Business Related Taxes; Chapter 256, Home Rule Realty Transfer Tax; Section 256.02 LEVY AND RATE, paragraph (a), is hereby amended to read as follows:

Chapter 256, HOME RULE REALTY TRANSFER TAX

Section 256.02 LEVY AND RATE.

(a) Rate and Time of Payment. Commencing February 1, 2018 a tax in the amount of [one percent (1%)] two percent (2%) one and one half percent (1.5%) of the value is hereby imposed upon each transfer of any interest in real property situated within the city regardless of where the document is made, executed or delivered, or where the actual settlement on each transfer takes place. The tax shall be payable at the time of the delivery of the document. Commencing January 1, 2020, the rate of the aforementioned tax shall increase to two percent (2%) of value.

Section 2.

(a) This Ordinance shall become effective July 1, 2017 upon signature of the Mayor.

(b) Any executed ag...

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