RAMP supports revenue-neutral reassessments, and the fair, equitable, and uniform assessment of property on a statewide basis that is easily understood by the general public.
If property continues to be taxed in Pennsylvania, state legislators should take steps to consolidate the multitude of general assessment laws. A statewide assessment system, regulated by a uniformity office and with the ability to oversee the process of reassessment and enforce compliance, should be established. Pennsylvania should create a uniform and computerized mass assessment system for counties to utilize, and thereby not incurring dramatic and duplicative costs. Reassessment should occur on an annual basis that is revenue-neutral, allowing for millage increases and decreases in accordance with state law.
Development of funding alternatives for school districts, municipalities, and counties should be established and encouraged in order to reduce property taxes dollar for dollar. Taxing property is regressive and a deterrent for investment and home ownership. School districts and municipalities should include the assessed value of new construction in their millage formula and tax calculations, which would reduce property taxes and encourage development overall.