New Resident Tax Information
Tax Collector Contact Information
Due Dates for Tax Bills
Bill Date - July 1, 2023
Property Tax Relief Application
The Taxpayer Relief Act, Act 1 of Special Session 1 of 2006, was signed into law by Governor Rendell on June 27, 2006. The Taxpayer Relief Act provides two separate mechanisms to reduce your property tax bill. First, each school district, except the Pittsburgh, Scranton and Philadelphia School Districts, was required to conduct a voter referendum in 2007 to determine whether to impose an additional local income tax to be used to reduce property taxes. Second, the Taxpayer Relief Act also provides for property tax reduction allocations to be distributed by the Commonwealth to each school district. Either type of property tax reduction will be through a homestead or farmstead exclusion.
Under a homestead or farmstead property tax exclusion, the assessed value of each homestead or farmstead is reduced by the amount of the exclusion before the property tax is computed. You are not guaranteed a homestead or farmstead exclusion unless and until an additional income tax for purposes of granting a homestead or farmstead exclusion is approved by voter referendum or sufficient funds have been collected to permit property tax reduction allocations to be made by the Commonwealth. If an additional income tax is approved by the voters at the 2007 referendum, initial property tax reductions funded by this mechanism will take effect July 1, 2007. Initial property tax reductions funded by allocations from the Commonwealth may not take effect until at least July 1, 2008.
To receive school property tax relief for tax years beginning July 1 or January 1, this form must be filed by the preceding March 1. Your school district is required to notify you by December 31 of each year if your property is not approved for the homestead or farmstead exclusion.
Occupation Tax Exemption Form
If you are not engaged in any income-producing occupation or under the age of 18, you may request to be EXEMPT from paying OCCUPATION TAX for the current tax year. Please click the link for additional information.
Per Capita Exemption Form
To request exemption from per capita and special taxes, you must complete the attached form. Please check the reason you are requesting the exoneration; complete any additional information under the category checked; return this form with your original tax bill; pay all other taxes (you may still owe occupation taxes)
Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights
It is the obligation of all taxpayers to voluntarily file all local tax returns and pay all local taxes to which they are subject. However, when the duly appointed or elected tax collector or tax collection agency for the municipality and/or school district in which the taxpayer resides determines that a required return has not been filed, or a tax liability has not been paid, the Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights grants certain legal rights to taxpayers, and imposes obligations on taxing authorities to ensure that equity and fairness guide local governments in the collection of taxes. In addition, the Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights provides the local government entity with certain legal methods to enforce taxpayer obligations. This Disclosure Statement sets forth your rights as a taxpayer in connection with any audit, examination, appeal or refund claim of taxes for the Northeastern School District, and any enforcement or collection actions taken by the Tax Collector or Tax Administrator on behalf of Northeastern School District.