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house to be sold over 6 dollar tax bill
04-29-2014, 09:49 PM #1
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BEAVER, Pa. (AP) - A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.

The decision last week turned down Eileen Battisti's request to reverse the September 2011 sale of her home outside Aliquippa in western Pennsylvania.

"I paid everything, and didn't know about the $6.30," Battisti said. "For the house to be sold just because of $6.30 is crazy."

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04-29-2014, 10:00 PM #2
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04-29-2014, 10:07 PM #3
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What the hell? gaah.gif
04-29-2014, 10:07 PM #4
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You don't own a house, it owns you... or in this case, disowned her. If one unpaid tax bill for a miniscule sum can apparently be enough to legally take her home and property, the the tax sale law and the tax real estate law in Beaver PA, is without merit and needs to be amended.
It should be the tax collectors duty to contact her personally, not just a first class letter. A widow who's husband took care of finances is now without what they had worked for their entire life.
This is so sad and cruel.


04-29-2014, 11:07 PM #5
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Land is never owned only rented from the gov. See what good your deed is if the gov doesn't get their taxes. The judge maybe had a rep on the courthouse stairs to buy the house cheap for him. It's how gov works.

"The property sold for about $116,000"
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05-01-2014, 05:04 PM #6
failboat Incognito Anonymous
you may own the house but you don't own the land - it's the same everywhere.
the only thing we really own is that what you see when you close your eyes.



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