Real Estate Tax Office
BARBARA A. COATES, REAL ESTATE TAX COLLECTOR
OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
OFFICE HOURS WILL BE EXTENDED DURING THE MONTHS THAT PAYMENTS ARE DUE.
REAL ESTATE TAX INFORMATION - YEAR 2014
Findlay Township Real Estate is taxed by Allegheny County, West Allegheny School District and Findlay Township. The Findlay Township Real Estate Tax Collector collects taxes for Findlay Township and West Allegheny School District.
ASSESSED VALUE - Full Fair Market Value.
To arrive at your tax - multiply the assessed value times the millage.
WEST ALLEGHENY SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX: Millage - .0185 (EFFECTIVE 7/1/2013, NO CHANGE TO MILLAGE RATE FOR 2014-2015 BUDGET, ADOPTED JUNE 18, 2014)
FINDLAY TOWNSHIP TAX: Millage - .0016 (EFFECTIVE 12/26/2013) click here for Resolution
ALLEGHENY COUNTY TAX: Millage - .00473
Mailed on or about the first of February.
2% Discount for two month period
Any questions regarding county taxes should be directed to the County Treasurer’s office as the Findlay Township Real Estate Tax Collector does not collect county taxes.
West Allegheny School District Tax bills dated and mailed for July 1. 2% discount for two months. 10% penalty four months from statement date. Installment Payment Plan due dates: August 31, September 30 and October 30.
~~~IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ~~~
The Allegheny County Treasurer's Office and the Findlay Tax Collector cannot add, delete or change the name that appears on your tax bill. To do this, under the law, you must record a new deed at the Recorder of Deeds Office. If your name is misspelled on the tax bill but correct on the deed, contact the office of Property Assessment at 412-350-4600 prompt 10 to get it corrected.
Every effort is made to mail tax statements to property owners but, it is by law, the responsibility of property owners to obtain and pay the taxes on time. The Allegheny County Treasurer and local Tax Collectors do not have the authority to waive penalty or interest charges that accrue after the due dates. You should receive all bills by March 1st. Inquiries regarding bills should be directed to: Allegheny County Treasurer, Room 108 Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or telephone (412) 350-4100 or 4101 or 4105, or toll-free 1-866-282-8297 (TAXS).
County Treasurer - 412-350-4120
County Assessor - 412-473-4600
*For new construction (Act 202) - a County tax abatement for up to two years is available. Forms are available at the Findlay Township Tax Collector's office or from Allegheny County. This form must be filed when the building permit is issued.
*For home improvements (Act 42) - a County tax abatement for up to three years is available. Forms are available at the Findlay Township Tax Collector's office or from Allegheny County.
*For existing residences (Act 50) - Homestead Act - One time $15,000 County and Local tax abatement on the fair market value of the home (residences only) Forms are available at the Findlay Township Tax Collector's office or from Allegheny County.
PLEASE NOTE: IF A CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP OCCURS, THE NEW OWNER MUST RE-APPLY FOR THE TAX CREDIT.
ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS
ALLEGHENY COUNTY SENIOR CITIZEN TAX RELIEF PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Allegheny County has in place a Senior Citizen Tax Relief Program. This program gives a 30% property tax reduction to those senior citizens that qualify under the guidelines listed below. It also provides two (2) additional payment benefits: 1) save an additional 2% by paying the discount amount by March 31st, or 2) pay two installments of half the gross tax due April 30th, and the other half due September 30th.
The Allegheny County Treasurer's Office administers this program and is ready to assist you. To qualify, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
1) If single, the applicant must be 60 years of age or older during the year 2009. If married, either spouse must be 60 years of age or older during the year 2009. If widowed, must be age 50 or older.
NEW WEB TOOL ALLOWS PENNSYLVANIANS TO CHECK STATUS OF PROPERTY TAX/RENT REBATES
JUNE 2014 - LATEST UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED
TO THE END OF THE YEAR
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION
Eligible older adults and residents with disabilities can now check the status of Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications online at "Where's My Rebate"
"Our commitment to property tax relief is unwavering, and this new Web tool enhances customer service for the older adults and people with disabilities who rely on these annual checks," Governor Edward G. Rendell said, introducing the new tool in late April.
Six weeks after submitting a Property Tax/Rent Rebate application, the applicant may visit "Where's My Rebate" and check the status of the rebate by entering his/her Social Security number, anticipated rebate amount and birth date. Applicants may use the Web site to confirm claim status, rebate amount and the date a rebate is expected to be mailed or direct-deposited. Rebate checks will begin being distributed to early applicants on July 1.
Through a similar automated phone service, Property Tax/Rent Rebate applicants can check rebate status by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.
The new online tool to check rebate status has the potential to reduce administrative costs for the Revenue Department. The online service is maintained at a minimal cost, while each toll-free phone call from taxpayers costs the department about 3.1 cents in phone charges, plus costs associated with staffing.
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. A 2006 program expansion increased the income limit from $15,000 to $35,000 (which excludes half of Social Security income) for homeowners and raises the maximum standard rebate for both homeowners and renters from $500 to $650. The income limit for renters is $15,000.
The program expansion also provided for supplemental property tax rebates of up to $325 - on top of the standard rebates - to homeowners in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton and to those in other parts of the state who pay more than 15 percent of income on property taxes.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and information are available online (click here) and by calling 1-888-222-9190. Forms and assistance also are available at Department of Revenue district offices (listed in the government section of local telephone directories), local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators' offices.
The deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2013 has been extended to December 31.
For further information on these tax abatements, contact
Barb Coates at Findlay Township at 724-695-2995 or visit the Allegheny County website.