Property Tax Assessment Appeals
Allegheny County property owners have received their new tax assessment figures. Most properties show a dramatic increase. Formal appeals are due April 2, 2012. Informal Appeals may be due as early as March 7, 2012. Please contact us at 412-288-9160 to have us file your formal and informal appeals.
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City of Pittsburgh and Mt Oliver Appeal Deadlines Extended
Property owners now have until February 24, 2012 to file a formal challenge to property values that will be used as the basis for tax bills next year. The old deadline was Feb. 10.
Base-year assessment numbers will continue to be used to calculate millage rates for 2012. Both city and all other county residents have until April 2 this year to file formal appeals of their old values.
Appeal forms are available at multiple locations around the county, including county-operated senior centers, many libraries and Downtown in the property assessment office in the County Office Building ...read more
Property Owners Should File Formal Appeals of 2012 Assessments by February 10, 2012.
A judge's Delay of Assessment Implementation Should NOT affect Appeals from 2012 Values. City of Pittsburgh Property Owners Should File Formal Appeals of 2012 Assessments by February10, 2012. Although County municipalities and school districts (including the City) should begin using the new assessment values for their 2013 tax bills, Pittsburgh property owners should FILE THEIR APPEALS by Feb 10, 2012.
Per the Pittsburgh Post Gazette 1/12/12: Assessed values on all Allegheny County properties will not change until 2013, Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. ruled 1/12/12. Judge Wettick approved a request from the lawyers for the City of Pittsburgh Schools to continue to use the 2002 base-year numbers for the school district's tax bills for one more year instead of new numbers released for Pittsburgh and Mount Oliver late last month. ...read more
FLAHERTY LUVARA URGES ALL PROPERTY OWNERS TO FIGHT UNFAIR ASSESSMENTS. WE CAN FILE YOUR FORMAL APPEAL AND REPRESENT YOU AT YOUR HEARING FOR AS LITTLE AS $500. GET STARTED FOR AS LITTLE AS $250 NOW.
Judge to Rule on Thursday 1/12/12 on Assessment Values. Orders County to Continue Reassessment:
Jan 10, 2012
County Exec. Scraps Assessment Figures
Jan 5, 2012:
Richard Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Chief Executive has ordered that the 2012 Assessment figures be SCRAPPED in favor of the existing 2002 base year figures. In addition, Fitzgerald has halted the INFORMAL APPEALS PROCESS for property owners within the CITY OF PITTSBURGH and Borough of MT OLIVER. Previously, the informal appeal deadline date was set for January 13, 2012, for all residential and commercial properties in the City of Pittsburgh and Mount Oliver. The County Executive's mandate appears to be AT ODDS, however, with Judge Wettick, who is overseeing the current reassessment. Judge Wettick had verbally indicated that the current process proceed. Judge Wettick indicated that the current assessment figures not be implemented until 2013, to allow the appeals process to proceed.
A status conference is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 2pm; however, with the County Executive's recent actions, Judge wettick may order the attorneys for the County and City to appear before him before Tuesday.
At the present time, ALL INFORMAL APPEALS have been CANCELLED. The FORMAL APPEAL DEADLINE remains February 10, 2012. PROPERTY OWNERS in the City and Mt. Oliver should PROCEED WITH FORMAL APPEALS to preserve their rights ...read more
Judge Considers Changing Implementation of Assessment System
Jan 5, 2012:
Don't be Confused! Any delay in Implementing the Reassessment Would NOT affect your deadline to file your Appeal!
Common Pleas Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr., the judge overseeing Allegheny County's reassessment indicated on January 5, 2012 that he would "consider" delaying implementation of the new property values until 2013. However, the fact that a delay is contemplated, does not affect the requirement that a property owner file a timely appeal. The possible delay until January 2013 would give residents time to request both informal hearings and make formal appeals of their new property values ...read more
Flaherty Luvara Law Group, LLP
Our firm has a comprehensive tax assistance practice, including the appeals of property taxes and assessments, and tax exemption appeals. Flaherty Luvara Law Group, LLP has been litigating tax appeals throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania for over 25 years.
If you are interested in speaking with an attorney regarding your real estate taxes, call our firm at 412-288-9160 to schedule your free telephone consultation. You may also email us and someone will be in touch with you promptly.
Property Tax Assessment Appeals
If you have received notification that your property has been re-assessed, our attorneys can appeal the assessment. Allegheny County is currently implementing a county wide tax re-assessment. The City of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities will be receiving notification of tax assessments. Our attorneys can file the paperwork and represent you at a hearing.
Tax Exemption Appeals
If your non-profit has received a notification that your real estate is no longer classified as tax exempt, our attorneys can appeal the determination of taxable status. Allegheny County has been examining the real estate owned by non-profits and challenging the tax exempt status of the property. Our attorneys have experience representing non-profits and charities in exemption hearings and appeals.