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Buying a home? Let's look at property taxes in York County SC

Tax Deductions are available for home owners:

Are taxes on second homes deductible?
Mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible on a second home if you itemize. Check with your accountant or tax adviser for specifics.

Do all loans require escrow  accounts?
If you are taking out a FHA or VA loan, the lender can require an ESCROW account to pay real estate taxes and hazard insurance premiums, as with a standard loan. Most conventional loans do not require an impound account.

Are property taxes deductible?
Property taxes on all real estate, including those levied by state and local governments and school districts, are fully deductible against current income taxes.

Where can I learn more about appealing my property taxes?
Contact the York County  tax assessor's office to see what procedures to follow to appeal your property tax assessment. You may be able to appeal your assessment informally.  Mostly likely, however, you will have to go through a formal tax-appeal processes, which begin with an appeal filed with the appropriate assessment appeals board.

How do property taxes work?
Property taxes are what most homeowners pay for the privilege of owning a piece of real estate.  Your certified Buyer Agent with Homes in the Piedmont will share the probable taxes with you.

How is a home's value determined?
York County uses a Point of Sale valuation.  This means that the initial tax value will be based on the price you pay for your home.  Moving forward, the county will re-value properties on a regular basis.

Elaine Whitton Davis
Elaine Whitton Davis
Your York County SC Real Estate Experts