How do I estimate my Allegheny County property taxes?
Step 1 - Find your property tax assessment on the
Allegheny County Assessment search page. (a new window will open
up in your browser).
Step 2 - Find the local, school, and Allegheny tax rates here:
Borough & Township Tax Rates
School District Tax Rates
and return to this page. The school tax year spans from from July 1, 20xx to June 31, 20xx. The new school tax millage will be established by the school boards by June 31st, 20xx. You should receive the 20xx 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.
|Quaker Valley School District||85,000||X||20.00||=||1,700,000||$1,700|
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|
|Quaker Valley School District||20.00||0.020|
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 property tax cost in these municipalities. The City of Clairton, City of Duquesne, and the City of McKeesport have land calculations.
The Assessment Search Tutorial will thoroughly explain the procedure of searching the property assessment on the Allegheny web site.
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.
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