Yes, it’s here again: time to save money on your property taxes. But only for a limited time.
If you live in Allegheny County and the county has assessed your house for more than it is actually worth, than you are paying too much in property taxes. For example, I recently spoke to someone whose house is assessed at $100,000 but is only worth $50,000. They are paying real estate taxes, including municipal, school district, and county taxes, of almost $3,000 per year. But what if their house was assessed properly at $50,000 instead? The amount of property taxes they pay would only be about $1,500 per year, a savings of another $1,500, which is much more than the cost would be to appeal your assessment.
And after 10 years? They would have saved $15,000.
I know. You really don’t need $15,000. But let’s suppose for a second that the $15,000 would come in handy. You might be able to use the money to buy a car; to go to spring training; or to fix up your house so that your next assessment may be closer to accurate. And it is not difficult to do, if you have the right people to help you. And we are those people.
We have done countless assessment appeals and will explain how the process works and how you can get started. Our fees are surprisingly affordable, and unlike so many others who do this, we only want your case if we can help. If we don’t think we can help, we will not charge you a dime.
Give us a call at Steidl and Steinberg, but don’t wait too long. The deadline for filing this appeal in Allegheny County for 2016 is March 31st. And if you live in Washington County, keep watching our website for news. The Washington County assessments are in the mail starting March 14, and we may be able to help you too.