The ability of school districts to raise additional revenue through means other than tax increases just got a bit more difficult. In an eagerly awaited decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld the ability of taxpayers to challenge on constitutional grounds the practice in certain school districts of engaging in selective assessment appeals Рthat is, appealing the assessments of only certain classes of properties (commercial properties), while not appealing the assessments of other (residential) properties.

McNees’ Paul Morcom, of the State and Local Tax Practice Group, has the details on this important decision, at the McNees PA Tax Blog, Adding Value.