homestead tax exemption http://wesa.fm en Taking Advantage of the Homestead Tax Exemption http://wesa.fm/post/taking-advantage-homestead-tax-exemption <p></p><p>In Allegheny County <a href="http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/opa/frmins50.pdf">Homestead tax exemption</a> is a tax break that deducts $85 from every homeowner's property tax bill. It's a useful bit of financial relief for many area homeowners. But residents in Pittsburgh's poorer neighborhoods, where the deduction could be most useful, are not taking advantage of the exemption. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's <strong>Andrew McGill</strong> has <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/many-still-dont-apply-for-allegheny-county-realty-tax-exemption-689258/">reviewed the situation</a> and says, "Amid all the hubbub over re-assessments, I was surprised more people weren't aware of it, and how this lack of awareness is <a href="http://bit.ly/1765Wgg">split along income lines</a>." Thu, 30 May 2013 00:03:36 +0000 Heather McClain 10451 at http://wesa.fm Taking Advantage of the Homestead Tax Exemption