|Township Taxes||Due Date|
|Last day to pay prior to turning over to tax claim||12/31|
Real Estate Tax Collector
The Tax Collector is elected for a four-year term, collects Real Estate Taxes for the Township and the School District. She has hours at her home as noted on the tax bills (65 Verner Lane, Washington, PA 15301). Her office hours are 9 am – 1 pm Wednesdays with extended hours prior to discount periods. Phone calls are welcome at any time. Phone: 724-225-6270, Fax: 724-884-0117.
Pennsylvania legislators approve the taxation system for local governments. South Franklin Township has the following taxes, fees, etc. to provide funds to build and maintain roads and bridges; to build and maintain park and recreation facilities and to govern and administer state, county, and local mandates. New residents must register with the township office.
|South Franklin Township||9.7 mills|
|Fire Tax||1.3 mills|
|McGuffey School District||114 mills|
|Washington County||21.4 mills|
|Real Estate Transfer Tax (1/2 Twp., 1/2 School)||1%|
Local Service Tax or LST (formerly known as EMST) – Act 7 of 2007 Amending Act 511 of 1965
LST is levied at a rate of $52.00 per year on individuals working in South Franklin Township (in actuality the Township only collects $47.00 per year because the school district opted out of their collection). This tax will be withheld at a rate of $1.00 per week by the employer and remitted to the Township on a quarterly basis.
The following individuals are exempt from LST taxation:
- Any person who is an honorably discharged veteran with 100% service-connected disability
- Any person on active duty
- Any person whose total earned income and net profits from all sources within the Township is less than $12,000 for the calendar year
|Municipal Lien Letter – Dye test required for all purchases including any resident system||$20.00/parcel|
|Tax Certification (Real Estate Tax Collector)||$10.00|