Real Estate Taxes
Aaron M. Kern (appointed — term expires January 2020)
1480 Waterford Lane
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Tax bill due dates, office hours, fees, and other infromation may be found at the Schuylkill Township Tax Collector website
Township residents pay Real Estate Property taxes to 3 taxing authorities: Schuylkill Township, Phoenixville Area School District and Chester County. Only township property taxes are collected by the Township Tax Collector.
Schuylkill Township’s 2017 Real Estate Tax is 2.7 mills. `
All Schuylkill Township real estate tax payments should be made payable to “Schuylkill Township.”
Important Dates to Remember
|March 1st||Schuylkill Township Real Estate Tax Bills Mailed|
|April 30th||End of discount period (payment before April 30th equals a 2% reduction from the face value of taxes owed)|
|June 30th||End of face value period (payment after June 30th incurs a 10% penalty added to the face value of taxes owed)|
|December 31st||All 2017 real estate taxes due. Properties with outstanding tax bills after December 31st will incur a lien|
If your property taxes are escrowed with your mortgage company, it is your responsibility to forward the tax bill to your mortgage company to pay on your behalf.
Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the taxpayer from payment responsibility. Contact the tax collector if you do not receive your bill by the end of March.
Incorrect mailing addresses cannot be changed by the township tax collector. You must submit a Tax Bill Change of Address Form to Chester County.
If you feel your property assessment is too high, you may contact the Chester County Assessment Office to appeal the assessment.
Tax Certification Fee – $20.00. Made payable to “Schuylkill Township.” Tax Cert requests must be submitted five (5) business days prior to settlement/closing. A Tax Cert request made less than five (5) business days in advance is not guaranteed to be completed and returned to the requestor before closing/settlement date.
Duplicate Bill Fee – $5.00. Made payable to “Kyle Shirkness, Tax Collector.”
Other Tax Documents – $25.00. Made payable to “Kyle Shirkness, Tax Collector.”
Earned Income and Local Services Taxes
Schuylkill Township Earned Income and Local Services Tax Collector
Keystone Collections Group
The Earned Income Tax (EIT) and Local Services Tax (LST) are collected by Keystone Collections Group for all taxing authorities within Chester County, including Schuylkill Township. Under Act 32 of 2008 requires municipal governments and school districts in all Pennsylvania counties, except Philadelphia, to appoint a single tax collector to serve the Earned Income Tax collection needs of the political subdivisions within the county. The Chester County Tax Collection Committee (CTCC) selected Keystone which officially started EIT and LST collections for the CTCC on January 1, 2011.
Tax Refund Form
If you earned less than $12,000 from all sources and paid the $52 LST Tax, you may be eligible for a refund. Fill out a LST Tax Refund Form (PDF) to obtain any LST refund due to you.
Data presented is considered informational. We strongly recommend that specific tax data be obtained directly from the taxing entity as it may change prior to updating this site.
Property Tax 4.163 mills
Chester County Tax Assessment Office
610-344-6105 – Office
610-344-6022 – Fax
PHOENIXVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Real Estate – 2016/2017 29.16 mills
Real Estate Transfer 0.5%
Occupational Tax 353.13 mills
Per Capita Tax $10.00
Earned Income (resident) 0.5%
Real Estate 2.700 mills
Real Estate Transfer 0.5%
Local Services Tax $52.00
Earned Income (non-resident) 1.0%
Earned Income (resident) 0.75%