In Pennsylvania, real estate tax is based upon a formula which includes an assessed value of your land as set by the county tax assessment office. A landowner that disagrees with his land's assessed value must file an assessment appeal with the county assessment office.
Mr. Pedersen bought a shed for storage in his back yard. The Monroe County Assessment Office added taxable value to Mr. Pedersen’s land despite the fact that the shed had no foundation attaching it to the ground. Mr. Pedersen challenged the additional assessment on his land. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania agreed that such a shed could not be assessed by Monroe County for real estate school and property taxes.
If you have questions about your real property tax assessment, it is crucial that you have an experienced real estate attorney assist you. At Amori & Associates, LLC, the experienced real estate and assessment law attorneys Scott M. Amori and Matthew A. Schmidt would be happy to discuss your situation. Please contact Amori & Associates at (570) 421-1406 for a no obligation consultation.