Allegheny County Property Assessment Tax Appeal Lawyers
Top Allegheny County Tax Appeal Lawyers
Since 1999, very few law firms have the experience of Flaherty Fardo with regards to tax appeals.
- Over 7,000 clients assisted
- Over $100 Million in property taxes saved
- Over $250 Million in reduced property assessments
- Free consultations for all commercial and residential tax appeals
Attorneys Noah Fardo and Nicole Hauptman Amick have over 30+ years combined experience in handling Allegheny County property tax assessment appeals. This does not guarantee results, but does demonstrate our extensive and unique experience in handling property tax appeals. More importantly, we are grateful for the hundreds of referrals from past clients and sincerely try to treat each client and case as unique. The success of our property tax appeal business has been based primarily on satisfied clients.
Why is the School District appealing my property taxes?
In 2022, thousands of tax appeals will be filed against recent homebuyers. This the continued trend of taxing entities such as the school districts filing appeals because a sale price is higher than the current property assessment. There are serious legal questions regarding the legality of such action. Specifically when a recent purchase price is higher than the assessments of all of their neighbors. In these cases, recent homebuyers are almost always taxed higher than their neighbors and we believe is a violation of the law requiring the uniformity of property assessments. Allegheny County is using a 2012 Base Year for assessments, and no one believes that a sale price in 2012 is consistent with current market values.
The good news is that these tax appeals filed by the school districts can be defended and help mitigate any property tax increase. The first argument should always be that the purchase priced exceeded the fair market value. This can be done by finding comparable properties which have sold for less. Believe us they exist. A properly prepared comparative sales analysis can be very useful in mitigating tax increases.
Free Case Reviews
We offer free no-obligation reviews of your property assessment. If you have been appealed we will help analyze the potential tax increase and whether our fee would justify our assistance.
For a free consultation, feel free to email email@example.com or call our offices at 412.802.6666.
Here are Some Helpful Resources For Property Owners
There is a wealth of public information that property owners should know when fighting a tax appeal case.
- The Allegheny County Real Estate Website - This is the website that allows a free search of all property information in Allegheny County, PA and can help identify your property assessment.
- The Allegheny County assessment home page offers additional information about the appeals process, and forms.
- READ: Hints and Tips for 2020 Tax Appeals for Property Owners. This is an article we wrote to help property owners understand some more information about appeals.
- This Property tax calculator is a good tool for estimating property taxes and understanding the actual tax differences based upon an assessment change.
- Here are links to the Municipal millage rates and School district millage rates for Allegheny County. These will help you calculate the actual taxes charged and potential tax savings. The millage rates are the rates that are multiplied by the assessment to determine the actual property taxes.
- If you want to find a list of recently sold properties, you can check various real estate websites that list this information such as realtor.com or zillow.com, but we don't believe these tools are as productive as an actual searchable database of the county information which can also be subscribed to online but costs significantly more.
If you or a loved one has been injured and would like to discuss your case, please feel free to call Managing Attorney Noah Fardo directly at (412) 855-5511
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