PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you think your Allegheny County property taxes are due in the county treasurer’s office on March 31st like most years, think again.

“The judge has pushed the dates back, so everyone can relax,” says Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein.

Weinstein says Judge Stanton Wettick added 60 days to this year’s due date for county property taxes, but confusion is natural.

The 2012 Allegheny County tax bills are not to be confused with that assessment letter than you received recently.

The new assessments don’t take effect until 2013. But these taxes are due now, and if you pay them before May 31st, you’ll get a discount, Weinstein told KDKA Money Editor Jon Delano.

“Two percent, you can save two percent on your county taxes by paying in full by May 31st, and 90 percent of taxpayers take advantage of the two percent discount,” Weinstein said.

You may want that discount. County Council raised county property taxes more than 20 percent this year.

Weinstein says the last batch of county tax bills are now in the mail.

The drop-dead date for payment is July 2.

“People always pay early. They can get the bill today, and some of them will just pay it tomorrow. They just want to be done with it, and we appreciate that.”

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