Taxes? Not for this group…

With all this talk about Obama’s cabinet members not paying taxes, I decided to list some tax data from the city of Philadelphia provided by a very awesome site (founded by a regular citizen) called HallWatch.org.

Notes

  • These records come from the Philadelphia Department of Revenue. Hallwatch is not responsible for the accuracy of the Revenue Dept.’s records. They are current as of December 5, 2008

Top 50 Corporations

Rank Owner Total due Total properties
1 SEPTA $17,810,789.80 97
2 AMTRAK $11,149,369.61 16
3 CITY OF PHILA $7,687,280.98 1,077
4 PHILADELPHIA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT $5,839,163.34 64
5 REDEV AUTH OF PHILA $4,270,538.26 786
6 REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF PHILA $2,953,829.84 531
7 ROMAN PHILADELPHIA PROPERTY L P $2,550,668.32 1
8 CONSOLIDATED RAIL CORPORATION $1,666,831.13 23
9 UNIVERSITY OF PENNATRUSTEES $1,291,986.84 14
10 READING CO $1,290,981.02 20
11 $1,087,857.60 300
12 READING REAL ESTATECO $1,026,783.24 15
13 RHA PHILA NURSING $966,828.33 1
14 LOGAN ASSISTANCE CORP $716,683.77 485
15 PA COMMONWEALTH OF DOT $678,998.35 8
16 SCHWARTZ M & CO INC $637,327.08 7
17 REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY $633,902.00 101
18 NHS 11 PROPERTIES LLC $552,684.51 6
19 GM IRON WORKS INC $537,155.19 2
20 MEDLEY ELIJAH $497,744.17 3
21 18 SOUTH SEVENTH STREET ASSOCTS LP $485,733.02 1
22 UNITED MACHINE & TOOL $480,158.74 2
23 VRAJ BRIG PA LLC $470,862.37 1
24 UNI PENN HOUSING PARTNERSHIP IV $440,462.96 56
25 CONNECTING RAILWAY CO $433,593.87 4
26 WALNUT RITTENHOUSE ASSOC $415,675.62 2
27 CARRIAGE HOUSE CONDOMINIUMS LP $401,471.47 50
28 COHEN STEVE & JERRY $398,392.03 46
29 FIRST DISTRICT SELFHELP INC $388,050.75 1
30 SUFFOLK MANOR APARTMENTS LP $370,755.44 2
31 LA SALLE UNIVERSITY $366,045.77 4
32 2945 POPLAR DEVELOPMENT LLC $360,417.85 1
33 WYNNEFIELD COMMUNITYRESOURCE CENTE $353,098.57 1
34 CH PENNSYLVANIA UNDER-21 $348,868.32 4
35 PHILA HOUSING DEV CORP $343,451.94 137
36 BCA AND CHILD CARE CTR INC $342,594.40 2
37 CONSOLIDATED RAIL CORP $334,073.37 7
38 KENMAR PROP PARTNERS $329,554.04 2
39 FA INVESTMENT GROUPINC $328,610.91 3
40 GOLDEN SLIPPER ACQUISITION GROUP LP $307,136.38 1
41 NEIGHBORHOOD RESTORATIONS LTD $298,944.52 305
42 PIDC FINANCING CORPORATION $290,831.05 5
43 CITY OF PHILADELPHIA $285,468.28 99
44 GLC BREWERYTOWN DEVELOPMENTS LLC $284,186.98 33
45 1653 MEADOW STREET INC $280,563.14 3
46 SECRETARY OF HOUSINGAND URBAN DEVE $277,572.63 60
47 ZION HOUSE OF GOD HOLY CHURCH $276,871.94 3
48 WALNUT LANE INC $265,988.88 3
49 CLEM PROPERTIES INC $262,595.91 5
50 FREMPONG-ATUAHENE STEPHEN $257,314.38 21

Delinquency by Zip Code

Zip5 Neighborhood Total delinquency Delinquency count Total properties Percent
19132 North Philadephia West $40,095,047.48 9,930 20,745 47.9
19133 North Philadelphia East $13,228,014.53 6,116 14,570 42.0
19140 Nicetown $35,434,125.63 9,664 23,446 41.2
19121 Fairmount North $22,837,973.02 6,784 16,884 40.2
19139 West Market $24,920,400.99 6,072 16,414 37.0
19143 Kingsessing $40,015,334.14 9,405 25,510 36.9
19104 West Philadelphia $23,241,272.31 3,983 11,977 33.3
19131 West Park $20,004,819.58 4,938 14,988 33.0
19122 Spring Garden North $7,701,935.25 2,728 8,409 32.4
19138 Germantown East $16,915,015.91 4,067 12,771 31.9
19141 Logan $13,097,912.84 3,255 10,348 31.5
19144 Germantown $22,973,194.62 4,147 13,570 30.6
19146 Schuylkill $13,329,794.49 5,441 19,753 27.6
19134 Richmond $24,906,865.00 6,898 25,606 26.9
19126 East Oak Lane $5,118,781.94 1,248 5,071 24.6
19142 Paschall $10,422,105.78 2,796 11,393 24.5
19150 West Oak Lane $7,385,065.48 2,107 9,186 22.9
19125 Kensington $7,517,395.34 2,724 11,886 22.9
19151 Overbrook $8,799,223.21 2,341 11,369 20.6
19119 Mt. Airy $9,348,467.71 1,792 9,750 18.4

The first list shows that the big corporations running the city choose not to pay taxes. The second list shows zip codes in mostly low-income neighborhoods do not pay their taxes.

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