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Property Assessment Updates From Allegheny County & Washington County

Stay up to date on the Washington and Allegheny County assessments with these latest releases

This article will provide readers with the latest updates from both the Washington and Allegheny County assessment of property taxes.

Significant Change Proposed by Councilman Ed Kress, Board of Viewers Filing Fee Increases

Stay on top of the Allegheny County assessment appeals process with these recent updates

This article will provide readers with the latest updates in the Allegheny County assessment appeals process.

Allegheny County Cracks Down on Charitable Tax Exempt Properties

How the county is trying to collect higher tax revenues by stripping entities of their tax exemption status with this Allegheny County assessment

This article will provide readers with the most recent updates in the ongoing attempt made by Allegheny County to limit the amount of charitable tax exempt properties in the county after the last Allegheny County assessment.

Judge Wettick Denies Appraisals as Absolute for Property Assessments

If you were hoping absolute appraisals would save you from reassessment values, you were wrong

This article will provide readers with the latest updates concerning the Allegheny County property assessments.

Allegheny County Ignores Appeal Results & Sends Wrong Tax Bills

Next Steps for Those with Incorrect Tax Bills

If you thought winning your tax appeal was going to reduce your Allegheny County property tax bill, you were wrong. At least on paper.

2013 Allegheny County Assessments Updates

A look at the news surrounding the aftermath of the Allegheny County real estate tax assessments 2013

This article will provide readers with the latest updates concerning the Allegheny County real estate tax assessments 2013.

Judge Denies Request to Lower Assessments

What this decision means for property owners after the Allegheny County assessment

Judge R. Stanton Wettick has denied a request to automatically lower hundreds of thousands of property assessments. Here is what happened.

Status Update for Allegheny County Assessments of Property Tax

The current status of the Allegheny County assessment appeals process and some tips to get your reduction

We’re taking a look at the current status of the Allegheny County assessment appeals hearings, what property owners need to be doing, and how to get your property tax reduction.

Should Commercial Property Owners Bypass the First Hearing?

A Guide to the Allegheny County Assessment Tax Appeals For Commercial Property Owners

This article should help commercial property owners understand the advantages and disadvantages of entering the commercial bypass process.

Results Of Informal Hearings Released

The Allegheny County assessment hearing results have been released; what does that mean for you?

This article pertains to the upcoming Allegheny County assessment appeals hearings, and how property owners can prepare themselves.

Will Legislation Stop the Reassessments?

An explanation of PA House Bill 2137 and how it should not be used to stop Allegheny County assessments

Below you will find an explanation of this bill, and why it ultimately should not and will not stop the reassessments from being used for taxation purposes in 2013.

How to Defend 2012 & 2013 PA School Property Tax Appeals

How property owners can understand some basics in defending 2012 and 2013 PA school property tax appeals in Allegheny County

If your property was recently appealed, here is some information you should know.

The Fix Is In On Under-Assessed Properties

Why Allegheny County Tax Assessment Left 7/10 Under Assessed

We believe 7 out of 10 residential properties in more affluent areas are still under-assessed in the Allegheny County tax assessments. We will further argue how this was intentional rather than accidental and is going to create some future problems for residents, depending upon where they live.

Attorney Fardo to Speak at Seminar on Tax Exemption

An outline of Atty. Noah Fardo’s lecture on Tax Exemptions and Abatements in Allegheny County

Attorney Noah Paul Fardo will be a guest lecturer on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar focusing on the tax assessments in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County Tax Assessment Chaos

A look at the problems and solutions associated with the way Allegheny County has handled tax assessments

With the way Allegheny County has handled its recent tax assessments, something has to change soon, and we have the solutions.

What’s Going On: Allegheny County Reassessment Updates

An Update on Allegheny County Reassessment Progress by Location

Throughout all the madness of the 2012 Allegheny County Reassessments, it may be hard to keep up with what is going on with your property and its assessment.

Extension Announced on Allegheny County Tax Assessment in Certain Areas

Assessment Deadline for Pittsburgh Extended While Others Wait

Allegheny County has announced that the property tax assessment formal appeal deadline for the City of Pittsburgh and Mount Oliver has been extended from February 24, 2012 until April 2, 2012. The informal deadline has been changed to February 15, 2012. What does this mean for your Allegheny County Property Assessment and your appeal?

New Allegheny County Assessment Website is a Nightmare for Taxpayers

Frustrating Website Design is Difficult for Home Owners to Navigate

Allegheny County’s new website for the release of the 2012 Allegheny County property reassessment values will prove frustrating and more difficult for property owners.

2012 Allegheny County Tax Assessments to Continue Despite Fitzgerald Controversy

Judge Overrules Fitzgerald in Allegheny County Tax Assessment Debacle

While the drama continues, the Allegheny County Tax Assessment experts, Flaherty & Fardo, are here to keep you filled in on all the latest happenings.

“Scent of a Fitzgerald:” Decision-making in the Allegheny County Tax Assessments

Deciding Between Right and Wrong in the Allegheny County Tax Assessments

What is best for Allegheny County residents? The Allegheny County Tax Assessment experts - Flaherty & Fardo - weigh in.

What is the Difference Between an Informal Hearing and a Formal Appeal Hearing?

The Two Types of Property Tax Assessment Hearings in Allegheny County

Breaking down the difference between formal, and informal allegheny county tax appeal hearings

How to Defend 2011 Property Tax Appeals in Allegheny County.

Getting the Valuation You Deserve in Your Allegheny County Tax Assessment

While buying a home in Allegheny County has a variety of perks, it’s no secret that the Allegheny County Tax Assessment system is a mess. Here are two tips for defending your property tax assessment.

Understanding the Pennsylvania Clean & Green Act

Property Tax Reductions that Help Create a Clean and Green PA

Understand the basics of the Pennsylvania Clean & Green Act - an act that provides tax advantages to clean and green PA properties and businesses.

Preempting the 2012 Allegheny County Property Assessments Could Save You Thousands

How Timing Plays a Role in your Allegheny County Property Assessment Appeal

2012 Allegheny County Tax Assessments on Schedule Despite Problems

Assessments Expected to Increase Dramatically after Technical Difficulties and Workers Fired

Prior to 2012, Allegheny County is using a 2002 Base Year for property assessments. What does this mean for your Allegheny County Tax Assessment?

Allegheny County Fires 2012 Reassessment Workers

Workers Incompetent in Performing Allegheny County Tax Assessments

When it comes to Allegheny County Tax Assessment, you want a fair assessment of your property so that you pay a fair amount in property tax.

Advice for Defending and Winning PA School Property Tax Appeals

Q&A with Trusted PA School Property Tax Appeal Lawyers

Have a PA School Property Tax Appeal Hearing coming up? Not sure how to prepare, or what to do? Don’t worry. Here is some basic information from Flaherty & Fardo.

Top 10 Mistakes Made By Property Owners in Allegheny Property Tax Appeals

Mistakes you should avoid in your Allegheny County Property Tax Appeal

We've outlined the top 10 mistakes made by property owners in their property tax appeal: to keep you from hurting your chances of winning your hearing and getting the assessment you deserve.

Do I need an Appraisal for my Allegheny Property Tax Appeal?

Advantages & Disadvantages of Obtaining an Appraisal for your Property Tax Appeal

A common question from our clients is whether or not they need an appraisal for their Allegheny County property tax assessment appeal. The not-so-simple answer is: it depends.

What Happens at the Allegheny County Board of Viewer (BOV) hearing?

What to expect in your BOV real estate trial

It is a long wait and almost always means there will be multiple years at issue by the time the case is finally called. Learn how to navigate this stressful process from the BOV real estate trial experts, Flaherty & Fardo.

What does the 2002 Base Year Mean for my Allegheny County Property Tax Appeal?

How the base year system can affect your property tax appeal

Everyone knows the property tax assessment system - notably in Allegheny County - is broken and unfair. Properties are often overvalued for a variety of reasons, meaning property owners are paying too much in property taxes.

How Do I Defend a PA School Property Tax Assessment Appeal?

What you should know for your PA School Property Tax Appeal

A: By being more prepared and understanding the rules of evidence and law. The school districts of Allegheny County are now filing 2010 assessment appeals against property owners who recently purchased their properties. The logic is that if the purchase price is higher than the current assessment, that the assessment should be raised. However, under

The Allegheny County Reassessments are Coming

Prepare Yourself for the Allegheny County Tax Assessments

As of July 2010, Allegheny County is intending on reassessing approximately the 580,000 properties in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The Allegheny County Tax Assessments could raise your property taxes, which is why you should know what to expect.

Defending PA School Property Tax Appeals

Maintaining your rights in a PA School Property Tax Appeal

If you are involved in an Allegheny County residential property tax appeal, there is the possibility that you will receive a letter from the school district asking to enter your property or even worse, enter your home.

Why is the School District Appealing my Property Assessment?

Two main reasons to appeal property assessments in Allegheny County

Since 2004, School Districts have been aggressively filing property appeals against property owners. Their target has primarily been recent home buyers.

Allegheny County Sued Over Property Reassessments (Again)

Why justice should be served over Allegheny County property assessments… but won’t be

The property assessment experts of Allegheny County - Flaherty & Fardo - weigh in and explain why this lawsuit will likely not grant homeowners the justice they hope for.

Should You Answer the Allegheny County Questionnaire?

What you should know for your Allegheny County property assessment

Why 2010 is Ripe for Allegheny County Property Assessment Appeals

The stars align for Allegheny County Property Assessment Appeals

The deadline to file a 2010 Allegheny County Property Assessment appeal is March 31, 2010. But this year (2010) is ripe and may be necessary to appeal. Here’s why.

How Much is my Property Worth in an Allegheny County Property Assessment?

The Basics of Property Assessments in Allegheny County

Pennsylvania assessment laws require that real estate be valued according to its “actual value” and at a bona fide rate and price for which the property would separately sell. The courts have interpreted actual value to mean market value. Market value has been defined by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court as “the price in a

Judge Wettick Denies Appraisals as Absolute for Property Assessments

This article will provide readers with the latest updates concerning the Allegheny County property assessments.

Allegheny County Cracks Down on Charitable Tax Exempt Properties

This article will provide readers with the most recent updates in the ongoing attempt made by Allegheny County to limit the amount of charitable tax exempt properties in the county after the last Allegheny County assessment.

Status Update for Allegheny County Assessments of Property Tax

We’re taking a look at the current status of the Allegheny County assessment appeals hearings, what property owners need to be doing, and how to get your property tax reduction.

Will Legislation Stop the Reassessments?

Below you will find an explanation of this bill, and why it ultimately should not and will not stop the reassessments from being used for taxation purposes in 2013.

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