HARRISBURG – There is a potential glitch in the
implementation of the new high tunnels laws, Acts 114 and 130 of 2013. These new
laws clarify that high tunnels are not subject to real estate taxes.
Both laws take effect 60 days after they were signed into
law by the governor on December 18 and 23, which for Act 114 was February 16
and Act 130 February 21.
Effective Dates of
The problem may come in that 2014 county real estate bills
may have been issued before those effective dates. Whether a county will assert
that it is due taxes levied before those implementation dates is unknown at
this point. PLNA has not heard that it has been a problem so far.
Check your Tax Bill!
If you have high tunnels, please check your tax bills to
make sure they are not being taxed. If you find that they are being taxed, call
(800.898.3411 x101) or email Gregg Robertson at PLNA immediately. We will work
with you to see if the high tunnels can be removed from your tax bill.