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How are my taxes calculated?

Real estate taxes are calculated by multiplying the property assessment value times the millage rate for each specific taxing entity. The Allegheny County millage rate for 2012 is 5.69 mills. Every Municipality and School District sets their own individual millage rates. To calculate your taxes apply the formula below to your Fair Market value.


TAKE FOR EXAMPLE A HOME LOCATED IN DORMONT:

Prior assessed home value
$100,000
County millage rate: 5.69 (100,000 x .00569 = county taxes of
$569.00
Keystone Oaks School millage rate: 22.03 (100,000 x .02203 = school taxes of
$2,203.00
Dormont millage rate: 14.00 (100,000 x .014 = local taxes of
$1,400 .00
Total Taxes
$4,172 .00

NOW ASSUME THE ASSESSMENT IS RAISED TO $150,000:

Current assessed home value
$150,000
County millage rate: 5.69 (150,000 x .00569 = a county tax of
$853.50
Keystone Oaks School millage rate: 22.03 (150,000 x .02203 = school taxes of
$3,304.50
Dormont millage rate: 14.00 (150,000 x .014 = local taxes of
$2,100.00
Total Taxes
$6,258.00

In this example, both the assessment and the resulting taxes increased 50%.

This homeowner will be paying an additional $2,036/year and $20,360 more over 10 years.

"Time is LIMITED to file your appeal. If you ignore this opportunity you will pay taxes based on your new assessed value for years to come"