Your Home May Qualify For Tax Relief Under Homestead Act

Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein says many property owners don’t realize they qualify for tax relief under the Homestead Act. There are no age or income restrictions.  A person must simply own the property and live in it.

The program reduces a property’s taxable value by $15,000 — even for school property taxes.

Weinstein says property owners can get an application by calling his office — or downloading the form from the county website.  Here’s the link —

You need to get the application in by March first to qualify for this tax relief this year.


One Comment

  1. Richard A. Benedict says:

    I would like to know the municipality of White Oak, PA 15131. I recently purchased a home and am applying for the homestead tax relief. I was a previous homeowner in Buena Vista, PA 15018

    1. Susan Mangone says:

      Are you by any chance related to a Richard A. Benedict stationed at Scott AFB IL in the 1950s

  2. Michaele N Brown says:

    I would like to know how and where to get this application for Westmoreland County. I thought you could do this from your website? How?

  3. J. Rihn says:

    IS SCHOOL TAX LEAGAL ROBBERY// i’m 75 years old and still paying school tax. i have not had anyone in the school system for over 20 years. i am on a fixed income and I am note receving anything for my money. I though that when we had the casinnos rthey would do away with school taxes altogether. It seems to that having the american dream of buging your own home you are getting ripped off by having to pay these taxes and not getting any benifit from them.THERE IS REALLY SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE DON”T YOU THINK

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