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The Wolf is at the door

It looks like the preliminary numbers for the Allegheny County tax assessment are coming soon for the city of Pittsburgh and Mt. Oliver. This may give taxpayers an opportunity for an "informal appeal."  An informal appeal is an unofficial meeting whereby the taxpayer can correct errors or data imputed to their property by the county data collectors.  This meeting will be run by a county official; either an assessor, an appointed hearing officer, or an employee of the reassessment vendor. All of these people are schooled in the real...

2012 Allegheny County Reassessment: Where Does It Stand?

The County has told the Judge who ordered the real estate tax reassessment that they are behind schedule due to lack of qualified assessors needed to complete the process on time. The original plan was to have the preliminary assessments done sometime in 2011. The latest news is that May of 2012 may be the earliest date that the certified market values will be ready. Informal appeals (preliminary review by taxpayers of their values) can not proceed until then. The latest comment from the County is they doubt there will be time...

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