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# Allegheny County, PA - How to calculate the Allegheny County real estate taxes?

 How do I look up my property assessment in Allegheny County Pennsylvania? Step 1- Find your 2012 real estate assessment on the Allegheny County Assessment search page. (a new window will open up in your browser).  Click on this link if you're searching for the new >  2013 Assessment  values. Step 2 - Find the local, school, and Allegheny tax rates here: 2012 Borough & Township Tax Rates/a> 2012 - 2013 School District Tax Rates and return to this page. The school tax year spans from from July 1, 2012 to June 31, 2013. The new school tax millage will be established by the school boards by June 31st, 2012. You should receive the 2012 tax bill in July of this year. Step 3 - Draw a simple chart like the one below. Step 4 - Working with decimals can be awfully confusing and subject to error, so divide the result by 1,000 to arrive at the annual tax bill for the Allegheny properties. The Assessment Search Tutorial will thoroughly explain the procedure of searching the property assessment on the Allegheny web site.
 TAXING BODY ASSESSMENT X TAX MILLS = DIVIDE BY 1,000 ANNUAL TAX Aleppo Township 85,000 X 5.00 = 425,000 \$425 Quaker Valley School District 85,000 X 20.00 = 1,700,000 \$1,700 Allegheny County 70,000 X 4.69 = 328,300 \$328.30 TOTAL \$2,453.30

What's a mill and why do I need to divide by 1,000?
A "mill" is one thousandths or - .001, however, Allegheny lists the tax rates as:

 TAXING BODY LISTED TAX MILLS CORRECT DECIMAL Aleppo Township 5.00 0.005 Quaker Valley School District 20.00 0.020 Allegheny County 4.69 0.00469 TOTAL 0.02969

So just add up the tax millage and multiply the total by the Allegheny assessment and divide by 1,000

McDonald and Trafford Boroughs require special calculations because some homes are located in adjacent counties. Contact the tax collector for the real estate tax cost in these municipalities. The City of Clairton, City of Duquesne, and the City of McKeesport have land calculations.

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