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PA Supreme Court Still Interested in School District Selection Process for Real Estate Tax Appeals

February 3, 2022

On February 1, 2022, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted a Petition for Allowance of Appeal in GM Berkshire Hills LLC and GM Oberlin Berkshire Hills LLC v. Berks County Board of Assessment and Wilson School District, 16 MAP 2022.  The issues are limited to the following:

a.  Do a school district’s selective real estate tax assessment appeals violate the Uniformity Clause of the Pennsylvania Constitution when the school district chooses only recently-sold properties for appeal, leaving most properties in the district at outdated base-year values?

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