|Homestead Property Tax Reduction|
CITY "HOMESTEAD" PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION BEGINS IN 2013
Section 11.06(D) of Pittston's new Home Rule Charter requires the City Council to reduce property taxes for owner-occupied residential homes.
Accordingly, the City Council enacted Ordinance, File of Council #18 of 2012, which provides for a "homestead exemption" for all owner-occupied homes in the city for 2013. This homestead exemption reduces the assesed value for taxation purposes by $15,000 for 2013, which reduces the property tax bill by $102.75 in city property taxes for 2013 and subsequent years.
The city is using the Luzerne County homestead database for application of this city property tax reduction. If you qualify for the Luzerne County homestead exemption used for county property taxes, the pittston city homestead deduction will automatically be applied to your pittston city property tax bill for 2013.
For more information, please contact the Pittston City Tax Collector's Office.