page will explain how to lookup your Allegheny County property tax assessment
and explain the use of the Allegheny County tax calculator to estimate
your property taxes in Allegheny County, PA. Hopefully, these pages
will help you with your assessment appeal.
This link >>> Allegheny County Assessment search page, will open a new window in your browser and take you to the Allegheny County, PA search page. You should see this page: Once you find you the property assessment, you can estimate the real estate taxes with the Allegheny County Tax Calculator. This calculator should be useful if you are considering appealing your property taxes. This calculator will estimate how much you can lower your real estate taxes if you win the assessment (tax) appeal.
Remember all the hype about legalizing gambling in Pennsylvania; and how it was going to lower our property taxes? How much did you save? Proceed to the School Tax Rates page.
Read the Disclaimer and if you agree, click on the Continue button:
You should be at this screen:
Enter the street name, in the Street Name box - Do not enter the house number in this box, enter the house number in the House Number box. If you want to lookup the entire street, leave the House Number box vacant. If you know the borough or township, use the drop down box. Click Search.
You are now at the search result.
Click on the number to the left of the property that you are looking for
At the bottom of the page, you will see two sets of numbers, Full Market Value and County Assessed Value. The township, borough & school district assessed value is based on the Full Market Value, and Allegheny County's assessed Value is based on the County Assessed Value to the right.
You will notice that the County Assessed Value is lower than the
local and school district. The reason is that Allegheny County allows
a reduction in the assessed valuation for a Homestead exemption.
This reduction reduces the tax paid to Allegheny County. The homestead exemption (or reduction) does not apply to the borough, township or school district real estate taxes.
Allegheny County Tax Calculator
I developed this calculator to help me estimate the tax savings by appealing my Allegheny County tax assessment. In short, how much would I reduce my taxes by lowering my assessment. The calculator should also be useful for real estate agents to update the real estate taxes on their listings. So here's how it works:
The Building Value may be lower on the County Assessed Value side. The reason is due to the homestead exemption. The homestead exemption only applies to the Allegheny County assessment, not to the local and school tax assessment. After you enter the tax numbers, click outside the box to "lock in" your choice. Now if you want to see how much you can reduce your real estate taxes by appealing your assessment, reduce the "Building" value by say, $10,000 and see the revised real estate taxes.
Keeping up with the municipal and school millage rates is difficult to say the least, so, you can revise the millage rates in this way. As you scroll down on the calculator, you will see a listing of the municipal, school and tax rates. You can back space out the pre-filled values and enter the correct tax millage. After entering the correct value, click outside the box to "lock in" the tax rate.
Allegheny County Assessments - 3 Biggest Mistakes
This video will help explain 3 common mistakes made by property owners in Allegheny County property tax assessment appeals.