Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Philadelphia threatens jail for tax deadbeats

PHILADELPHIA (WHYY) - The city of Philadelphia collected about a third more than it expected from its tax amnesty. Now the city is threatening jail-time for some of those who have not paid up.

Mayor Michael Nutter: "We want our damn money, you owe it, we want it, and I plan to collect it."

Nutter says the city collected over $40 million and another $20 million for the schools during the 54 day amnesty program, but there is close to $500 million still owed. Revenue Commissioner Keith Richardson says the city will step up its collection efforts.

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