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City Council votes to sell tax liens to private debt collectors

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

by Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks

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Philadelphia City Council has approved a bill to sell tax liens to generate cash for the city and the public schools. The city has a hard time collecting overdue taxes.

Councilman Bill Green says selling outstanding tax liens could be very profitable at a time when both the city and the School District need the money.

He says it also would show people the city means business in collecting outstanding taxes.

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