MONORE COUNTY REASSESSMENT CLARIFICATION/INFORMATION from Senator Mario Scavello:
This week, property owners throughout Monroe County received in the mail their new property assessment valuations as part of the county-wide reassessment. This is a process that was embarked upon by the county in order to restore equity to county-wide property values, since a reassessment has not been completed in almost 30 years.
Many have reached out to my office with very valid concerns about the valuations they received on their properties and I want to highlight several points of clarification for you as this process moves forward.
PLEASE NOTE: No state office or official has influence over the reassessment process. The county contracted with Tyler Technologies to perform the reassessment and specific procedures have been set for verifying or challenging your new property assessment.
1. The County is moving from a 25% assessment value to a valuation based on 100% of the "market value" of your home. This does NOT mean that your taxes will increase fourfold. Rather, this simply means that millage will be calculated and assessed based on the full value of your home, not the old 25% rate. EXAMPLE: A home with a market value of $100,000 in 1989 had an assessed value of $25,000. Under the reassessment, a home with a market value of $100,000 will have an assessed value of $100,000.
2. It is CRITICAL that you review the assessment information you received for accuracy. The proposed market value assigned to your property is NOT your new tax – it is simply a valuation of your property. Many residents have reported that they received information that reflects inaccurate details about their properties. If you would like to challenge or correct information about your new assessment value, you can schedule an informal review with Tyler Technologies at 570-517-3895 until April 1st.
3. If you are still dissatisfied with your property valuation, you can file a formal appeal with the Monroe County Assessment Office beginning July 1st through August 9th. Formal appeals will be heard by the County Assessment Appeals Board.
4. The actual tax you owe will not be known until the millage rates are adjusted accordingly after the assessed values are finalized. Under the 1989 assessment, property owners have a lower 25% assessment value with a higher millage rate. Under the new reassessment, property owners will have a higher 100% assessment value and the millage will be adjusted downward. A reassessment does not mean that you will automatically pay more taxes. Reassessments are revenue neutral meaning, as values are adjusted, some will go up, some will go down and others will remain the same. The county/school district/municipality cannot use the reassessment to increase taxes.
5. Your taxes are determined by multiplying your Assessed Value by your Millage Rate. No property owner will know what their taxes will be until the new millage rates are determined. Currently, the priority is to ensure that your new assessed value reflects the market value of your home.
6. The new assessment values and millage rates will not take effect until the 2020 tax cycle.
To check your new property assessment value and to view the data and comparable properties that were used to arrive at your valuation,
please click the following link and select “Property Search”:
To read a recent informational newspaper article on the reassessment, please click the following: https://www.poconorecord.com/n…/20190224/reassessment-impact
For an informational PowerPoint regarding the reassessment process, please click the following: http://www.monroecountypa.gov/…/PowerPointMonroePCM%2002.01…
For Frequently Asked Questions on the reassessment, please click the following: http://www.monroecountypa.gov/…/Reassessment/Pages/Reassess…
Last Day of Tax Payments when on a Saturday/Sunday/Legal Holiday:
(1) Whenever the last day of a period during which payment may be made at a discount or without penalty shall fall on Saturday or Sunday or on any day made a legal holiday by the laws of this Commonwealth or of the United States, payment shall be considered timely if it is tendered or postmarked by the United States Postal Service on the succeeding secular or business day. (2) A tax collector shall not refuse to accept payment tendered or postmarked by the United States Postal Service in a timely manner pursuant to this subsection. (e) A tax collector shall not refuse to accept payment tendered or postmarked by the United States Postal Service by December 31, but nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the authority of a tax collector to set a date, not earlier than December 15, after which personal checks will no longer be accepted for payment of taxes and penalty.
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Parcels in Eldred Township begin with 06. Example: 06/6/1/42
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Eldred Township Administration (Tel: 610-381-4252)
Monroe County Treasurer's Office (Tel: 570-517-3180)
Monroe County Tax Claim (Tel: 570-517-3172)
Monroe County Tax Assessment Office (Tel: 570-517-3133)
To change your billing address on your tax bills, please submit a written and signed request to the Tax Assessment office. A change of address form appears at the bottom of each tax bill for your convenience.
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Property Tax Relief through Homestead Exclusion - Information:
Application for Homestead & Farmstead Exclusions:
PROPERTY TAX/RENT REBATE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO
DECEMBER 31, 2018
For property taxes and rent paid in 2017, Pennsylvanian residents age 65+, or widowed at age 50+, and people with disabilities age 18+ qualify for this Rebate. Income limits apply: $35,000/per year for homeowners and $15,000/per year for Renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded. Max standard Rebate: $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can result in a rebate up to $975. Click the link below to file your claim online.
Or you may call 1-888-222-9190
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for Pennsylvania:
Real Estate Tax Exemption for 100% Disabled & Honorably Discharged Pennsylvania Veterans
Act 319 - Clean & Green - Applications are due by June 1st
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