Seventy percent (70%) of the Township's total revenue comes from taxes. This revenue is used for police and fire protection, street repair and maintenance, recreation services and maintenance of facilities, library services, rescue services, capital improvement projects, and debt service.
Real Estate Tax
The Board of Supervisors approves the real estate millage rate for the Township as part of the annual budget approval process. The following is the 2018 millage rate and breakdown:
|General Purpose||5.2497 mills|
|Fire Services||1.0500 mills|
|Recreation Services||1.6280 mills|
|Ambulance Services||0.1250 mills|
|Debt Service||4.5597 mills|
|Library Services||1.7284 mills|
|Road Equipment||0.5703 mills|
|Total Millage Rate (2018)||14.9111 mills|
*Property taxes are expressed in terms of mills per dollar of assessed value. One mill is equal to one-tenth (1/10) of a penny or 1/1000 of a dollar. The property tax formula is the mill rate (divided by 1,000) multiplied by the assessed value of the property. For example, with a millage rate of 14.9111 mills and a $36,000 assessed value of a home the tax rate would be:
.0149111 X $36,000 = $536.80
Bob Borkowski is our elected tax collector and is responsible for collecting Real Estate Taxes. Please click here for his website and contact information.
Earned Income Tax (EIT)
An earned income tax (EIT) of 1% on gross earnings for individuals and net profits for businesses is imposed on everyone living or working in the Township. This tax is distributed evenly between the Township and Council Rock School District, each receiving 0.5%. The collection of the EIT generates 31% of the revenues received by the Township.
Local Services Tax (LST)
A local services tax is paid by everyone working in the Township. The tax is $52.00 per year. This tax is usually collected by payroll withholding and remitted to the tax collector. Any individual making less than $12,000 in a calendar year can file for an exemption with their employer.
Keystone Collections Group is under contract with the Township to collect both Earned Income Taxes, Per Capita Taxes and Local Services Taxes. Please click here for their website and frequently asked questions.
Local Tax Return is Due April 18
It’s that time of year again. The 2017 local earned income tax return filing deadline is approaching. The due date is extended to April 18, 2018.
Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator’s secure website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com.
Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2016 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).
Keystone redesigned e-file to make it even faster and more user-friendly.
If you have questions regarding local tax filing, visit Keystone’s Frequently Asked Questions or call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions 24/7 to Taxpayer Support. Taxpayer Service Agents try to respond to all online inquiries within three business days.
Taxpayers with earned income in 2016 are required to file a Final Tax Return by April 18.