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Except as otherwise provided in this charter the Department of Collections shall exercise the powers and perform the duties heretofore exercised and performed by the Receiver of Taxes, the Department of Receiver of Taxes, and all other officers, departments, boards and commissions of the City, in the receipt and collection of taxes, license fees and other moneys due the City and such other powers and duties as are imposed or conferred upon it by this charter or by ordinance.
Sources: See the Fiscal Code of 1929. Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 343, Section 201.
Purposes: A Department of Collections replaces the former Department of Receiver of Taxes. In addition to the powers and duties thus acquired, the new Department is made responsible for the collecting of all moneys payable and due to the City. Centralization of revenue collecting functions will facilitate accountability for revenues to an extent not heretofore possible or experienced.