Does anyone know how property tax assessments and appeals work in Pittsburgh?
I purchased a SFR in Pittsburgh last summer and received a tax bill a couple months ago. I paid the tax bill.
On April 9, 2018, The County of Allegheny mailed a second Real Estate Tax Statement which reads "Tax Year 2018", "Taxable Assessment Increased" and nearly doubled the county property tax.
The time to file a tax period expired April 2, 2018.
However, since I was not notified of any tax assessment increase before the appeal expired, aren't my due process rights being violated? What can I do to fight the increased assessment?
@Craig Lessler there is not a very good chance you can do anything about it right now but if you get a good tax appeal professional they may be able to go back more than a year but I cant be sure. Our tax appeal specialist does probably 100 appeals for me, my clients and a lot of other investors I know and her win rate is exceptional.
Ian, please message me with the contact information for your property tax appeal specialist.
I was told by Scott Phillips at Allegheny County that the increased assessment is due to permits being taken out to do a major rehab on the house by the former owner.
However, as an attorney, I know that the county cannot simply send out an increased tax bill without first sending out a notice of an increase of assessment like it did because that violates due process.
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