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Allegheny County Council approves 30-day extension to pay property taxes

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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 7:26 p.m.
 

Allegheny County Council approved a plan that grants a 30-day extension for homeowners to pay their property tax bills after officials realized they did not adjust the homestead exemption in the reassessment.

Council voted Tuesday to raise the homestead exemption from $15,000 to $18,000 in an effort to make the reassessment revenue neutral, Solicitor Andrew Szefi said. Council voted in December to lower the millage from 5.69 mills to 4.73 mills.

Had county officials not raised the homestead exemption, the value of the exemption would have been $14.40 less for homeowners this year.

Taxes are not due until April 30 for the discounted amount and May 31 for the full amount.

 

 
 


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