Related Story: School taxes increasing for McKeesport Area property owners
School tax bills for McKeesport area residents may be paid at discount until Sept. 14, a spokeswoman said.
Tax bills are being mailed out today for property owners in the McKeesport Area School District, which includes the city, Dravosburg, South Versailles Twp. (Coulter), Versailles and White Oak, said Kristen Davis, spokeswoman.
A 2 percent discount applies to all taxes paid in full by Sept. 14. Anyone who has not received a tax bill or has paid their mortgage off this year should contact their local tax collector, Davis said.
School property taxes are increasing 2.11 mills this year, to 19.48 mills. The increase represents an addition $2.11 in taxes on each $1,000 of value of a property.
Properties that qualify for "homestead" exemptions and small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may pay property taxes in quarterly installments at face value, with payments due Sept. 15, Dec. 15, March 15 and June 15. Payments made in installments are not eligible for the 2 percent discount.
Properties that qualify for the homestead exclusion through Allegheny County will get a $355.65 discount on their school property tax, Davis, the district spokeswoman said.
Payments may be sent by U.S. mail directly as a check or money order to McKeesport Area School District, 3590 O'Neil Blvd., Attention: Tax Office, McKeesport, PA 15132. If a receipt is requested, taxpayers should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Payments for properties located within the city may be made at the McKeesport City Treasurer's Office, 500 Fifth Ave., through Dec. 31.
State law requires all current property taxes, except for installment accounts, to be paid before Dec. 31. For more information, Davis said, call the tax office at (412) 664-3609.
Originally published July 12, 2018.