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05 September, 2008

WindEnergyPhilly

The Future is Now as the wind velocity speaks every day to each of us. Similar to the cost of utilities increasing. Again, 'the Wind is married to the Sun' just like utilites are to your wallet (smile)
Please review the rules to renewable energy application current for our state. Additional details are forthcoming regarding any particulars regarding Philadelphia.

PENNSYLVANIA STATUTES
TITLE 72. TAXATION AND FISCAL AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 4. LOCAL TAXATION ASSESSMENTS ASSESSMENTS IN COUNTIES OF FOURTH TO EIGHTH AND SELECTIVE CLASSES
ARTICLE VI. ASSESSMENT72 P.S. § 5453.201 et seq. (2007)§ 5453.201.
Subjects of taxation enumerated
The following subjects and property shall as hereinafter provided be valued and assessed and subject to taxation for all county, borough, town, township, school, (except in cities), poor and county institution district purposes, at the annual rate, (a) All real estate, to wit: Houses, house trailers and mobile homes permanently attached to land or connected with water, gas, electric or sewage facilities, buildings, lands, lots of ground and ground rents, trailer parks and parking lots, mills and manufactories of all kinds, all office type construction of whatever kind, that portion of a steel, lead, aluminum or like melting and continuous casting structures which enclose, provide shelter or protection from the elements for the various machinery, tools, appliances, equipment, materials or products involved in the mill, mine, manufactory or industrial process, and all other real estate not exempt by law from taxation. Machinery, tools, appliances and other equipment contained in any mill, mine, manufactory or industrial establishment shall not be considered or included as a part of the real estate in determining the value of such mill, mine, manufactory or industrial establishment. No free-standing detachable grain bin or corn crib used exclusively for processing or storage of animal feed incidental to the operation of the farm on which it is located, and no in-ground and above-ground structures and containments used predominantly for processing and storage of animal waste and composting facilities incidental to operation of the farm on which the structures and containments are located, shall be included in determining the value of real estate used predominantly as a farm. No office type construction of whatever kind shall be excluded from taxation but shall be considered a part of real property subject to taxation. That portion of a steel, lead, aluminum or like melting and continuous casting structure which encloses, provides shelter or protection from the elements for the various machinery, tools, appliances, equipment, materials or products involved in the mill, mine, manufactory or industrial process shall be considered as part of real property subject to taxation. No amusement park rides shall be assessed or taxed as real estate regardless of whether they have become affixed to the real estate.
(a.1) This section is subject to section 103(b) No wind turbine generated generators or related wind energy appliances and equipment, including towers and tower foundations, shall be considered or included as part of the real property in determining the fair market value and assessment of real property used for the purpose of wind energy generation. Real property used for the purpose of wind energy generation shall be valued under section 602.4 (b) All salaries and emoluments of office, all offices and posts of profit, professions, trades and occupations, and all persons over the age of eighteen years who do not follow any occupation or calling, as well as unnaturalized foreign-born persons who shall have resided within this Commonwealth for one whole year as citizens of this Commonwealth. (c) All other things and persons now taxable by the laws of this Commonwealth for county, city and school purposes.

§ 5453.602d. Valuation of real property used for the purpose of wind energy generation

This section is subject to sections 103(b) and 201(a.1)
The valuation of real property used for the purpose of wind energy generation for assessment purposes shall be developed by the county assessor utilizing the income capitalization approach to value. The valuation shall be determined by the capitalized value of the land lease agreements, supplemented by the sales comparison data approach as deemed necessary by the county assessor. The lessee, or lessor on behalf of the lessee, shall provide the nonproprietary lease and lease income information reasonably needed by the county assessor to determine value by September 1.

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