REFUNDS & INTERIM BILLS

REFUNDS OF TAX PAYMENTS

Residents are due refunds when there is:

  • OVERPAYMENT
  • DUPLICATE PAYMENT
  • REASSESSMENT

Refunds are made to the entity making the payment, e.g., the escrow agent in the case the resident has taxes paid by the mortgage company or other third party.  When the resident makes the payment, the refund is made directly to the resident.

Refunds are made as soon as practicable after receipt of the information about the refund. Reassessed property values take the longest to process because we must receive proper notice from Chester County of the reassessment and then calculate the refund.  Refunds from 2010 and late 2009 taxes are being processed.

WHAT IS AN INTERIM TAX BILL?

Interim tax bills are tax bills generated when new property is constructed or when there has been a change in the assessed value of your property.  These are called Interim bills because they are issued in the interim until your regular tax bill is issued.

NEW HOMES

If you purchased a newly constructed home, you will receive an Interim bill once the county has assessed the home.  This can take several months to be completed.

CHANGE IN ASSESSED VALUE FOR CURRENT HOMES

If the value of your property is change, i.e., “reassessed”, a new tax bill will be generated based on this new assessed value, whether the value has increased or decreased.  Interim bills are also generated upon home improvements such as decks, in-ground pools, finished basements and additions.

OTHER INTERIM BILL FACTS

Interim bills may/may not be paid from your escrow funds. Contact your lender for information regarding their policy.

Interim bills are sent by all three taxing authorities, county, school district and township.

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