TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Wilkinsburg hopes amnesty program encourages people to pay up

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:36 p.m.
 

The Wilkinsburg school board on Tuesday approved a one-time tax amnesty program for delinquent real estate taxes in an effort to collect $16 million the district is owed.

The program will waive a 10 percent tax penalty, 100 percent of the accrued interest and 50 percent of the outstanding attorney's fees when the delinquent real estate tax, remaining attorney's fees and previously incurred costs are paid in full between May 1 and June 30, the district said.

Over the past few years, delinquent real estate taxes have been increasing, and now total $16 million. Fees and interest total $4 million, said Philip Martell, assistant director of business affairs for the district.

“It's a large dollar amount that's outstanding out there, so we have to get creative,” he said.

During the amnesty period, payment programs are not permitted for property owners who wish to take advantage of the amnesty waiver, the district said. People currently on a payment program may be granted amnesty for unpaid penalty, interest and half the outstanding attorney's fees when the delinquent real estate tax, remaining half of the attorney fees and previously incurred costs are paid in full by June 30.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pittsburgh rises up for a 2nd year of Pirates magic
  2. Leechburg Area’s anti-bullying effort shows youngsters how to be BRAVE
  3. Stop nets 3 men on gun, drug charges in New Kensington
  4. Guido: Burrell celebrates golden anniversary
  5. A-K Valley campus clippings: Ex-Valley standout McNabb enters IUP Hall of Fame
  6. September ranks with driest ever in Western Pa.
  7. Pawlick opens new company in Allenport
  8. Leader Times roundup: Kittanning girls volleyball team stays in playoff hunt
  9. Trib 30 index of Pittsburgh-area stocks falls in September
  10. Steelers’ Tomlin does not like his coaching style to be characterized
  11. North Belle Vernon gets tough on storm water
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.