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Collier Township Lowers Property Tax Millage Rate

See what you’ll pay in township property taxes this year after the Allegheny County reassessment.

Collier Township earlier this month lowered its property tax millage rate, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be paying less taxes.

The commissioner voted earlier this month to lower its tax rate from 3.5 mills to 2.73 mills, according to township Manager Sal Sirabella.

The decrease was required by state law after Allegheny County conducted a reassessment and sent each municipality certified property values in December. The communities must remain “revenue neutral” so they do not generate a massive windfall from the assessment.

Overall, the township’s certified property values increased by a little more than 30 percent, according to Chartiers Valley School District Business Manager Nick Morelli.

The numbers could still change, however, since some property assessment appeals are still being decided.

The millage decrease recognizes that change and also allows for a 5 percent “anti-windfall” increase to the millage rate.

To calculate your new township property tax rate, take your new assessment value and multiply it by .00273. That means someone with a new assessment value at $100,000 would pay $273 in township property taxes in 2013.

If your property assessment increased by 28 percent, you will pay about the same in township property taxes as you did in 2012. If your assessment was more than 28 percent, you will pay more taxes. If it is under that level, you’ll pay less in township taxes.

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DJ January 16, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Mine almost TRIPLED.. I unfortunately.. Couldn't appeal due to 3 deaths in the family at the time.. I'm disgusted..
Michelle January 16, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Hopefully the other townships around here will do the same (Bridgeville??)...
Mike Jones (Editor) January 16, 2013 at 02:57 PM
I'll have stories on Heidelberg, Scott and Bridgeville later this week. Still trying to figure out what Bridgeville will do about their millage rate.
Holly McIlree January 16, 2013 at 07:18 PM
My assessment went up about 62%, but I couldn't justify fighting it because it truly is about the fair market value. We were just lucky that we were locked into a low assessment that hadn't changed in the 15 years since we bought the house. I am worried about my school taxes because township taxes are chump change compared to school taxes. Have they decided yet about school millage? I haven't seen an article here, but that doesn't mean I just didn't miss it.
Mike Jones (Editor) January 16, 2013 at 07:23 PM
The school district has until June to pass its budget and millage rate. I'll report on that when it happens.
MD January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Help Support to make a new change go to www.Ptcc.us and try to be voice and get involve to eliminate property taxes with HB-1776.We can only make a differents for all this reassessment has caused everybody this past year.

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