Senior Tax Relief/Act-77

A program for income-eligible property owners and/or their spouses born before December 31, 1959, to receive a reduction in the value at which their property is taxed. For the City of Pittsburgh and the School District of Pittsburgh, a property owner may participate in both the Senior Tax Relief and Homestead Exemption programs, and Senior Tax Relief is applied prior to the application of the Homestead Exemption program. Mayor Ravenstahl has raised Senior Tax Relief from a 30% to a 40% reduction for the City.