SCRANTON -- It appears people who work in Scranton will likely see a tax increase.
On Thursday, a judge approved Scranton's request to triple the local services tax from $52 a year to $156 dollars a year, according to the city solicitor.
City officials went before a judge Wednesday asking for the increase.
Both residents and non-residents who work in the city pay the tax which helps cover the cost of police and fire coverage and other basic city services.
Scranton City Council still has to vote on the ordinance.
If it's passed, the solicitor said the increased tax could be collected in about two weeks.