Abatement

There are 3 different types of tax abatement.
  • For disability home improvements (Act 132) - a county tax abatement. This program offers a tax credit as an incentive for new construction or renovation that provides access for disabled individuals into residential housing. The total amount of the tax credit granted shall be the lesser of $2500 (over a period of 5 years) or the total amount of all increases in property taxes levied by Allegheny County as a result of the construction/renovation eligible for the tax credit.
  • For existing residences (Act 50) - Homestead Act - One time $15,000 county and local tax abatement on the fair market value of the home (residences only) Forms are available at the Findlay Township Tax Collector's office or from Allegheny County.
  • For seniors (Act 77) - Senior Citizen Tax Relief - Residents who are at least 60 years old, have an annual income of $30,000 a year or less (counting just half of Social Security or Railroad Tier One benefits) and have lived in and owned their current Allegheny County residence for at least 10 years are eligible for a 30% reduction in their county tax bill.
Please note: If a change of ownership occurs, the new owner must re-apply for the tax credit.


Questions


For further information on these tax abatements, contact Barb Coates at Findlay Township at 724-695-2995 or visit the Allegheny County Real Estate website.