Real Estate Taxes
Schuylkill Township Tax Collector
Aaron M. Kern (elected — term expires December 2023)
1480 Waterford Lane
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Tax bill due dates, office hours, fees, and other information 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 Real Estate Tax is 3.0 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||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 “Aaron Kern, Tax Collector.” 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 requester before closing/settlement date.
Duplicate Bill Fee – $5.00. Made payable to “Aaron Kern, Tax Collector.”
Other Tax Documents – $25.00. Made payable to “Aaron Kern, 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.
Other Local Taxes
Chester County and the Phoenixville Area School District also send out real estate tax bills. Information on those taxes is available at the websites of each.
Chester County Taxes
Chester County Department of Assessment
Bills are issued annually in January.
Phoenixville Area School District Business Office
Real Estate Tax Department
Bills are issued annually in July.