Taxes

Taxes2017-10-28T12:04:43+00:00
Township Taxes Due Date
Discount 4/30
Face Value 6/30
Last day to pay prior to turning over to tax claim 12/31
Real Estate Tax Collector

Carol Schilinski

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.

Tax Information

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.

Tax on land, dwellings (mobile homes), in-ground pools, garages and accessory structures.

Tax Amount
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

Act 32 EIT Compliance for Self-Employed and Out-Of-State Employers

Tax Amount
Per Capita $10.00
Occupation $10.00
Municipal Lien Letter – Dye test required for all purchases including any resident system $20.00/parcel
Tax Certification (Real Estate Tax Collector) $10.00