December 7, 2010 |

County tax payers can get bills by email next year

Beginning in 2011 taxpayers will have the electronic option of having their Allegheny County Property Tax Bill emailed automatically directly to them instead of mailed by the US Postal service.

This option will eliminate the paper, envelopes and postage costs associated with the mailing of yearly county tax bills. Not only will the process increase efficiencies and help reduce costs, but it will also assist in preserving the environment.

"This option is another first for Allegheny County and we will be one of the only counties in the nation to send real estate tax bills via e-mail," stated Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein.

Through the technology of this initiative, the tax billing process is immediately much more efficient. The actual document will be delivered to the taxpayer as a PDF email attachment; the taxpayer can open and view the statement privately, without having to register or remember any user names or passwords; pay the invoice electronically utilizing credit card or e-check payment. Once payment is received, a validated receipt will be emailed back to the taxpayer verifying the payment.

To take advantage of this special program and sign-up, taxpayers can visit the Allegheny County's website www.alleghenycounty.us and follow the links on the main page or call one of the Treasurer's Office customer service representatives toll free at 1-866-282-TAXS (8297) or call 412-350-4100 before December 31.

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