Tax Information for Lancaster Township

 

REAL ESTATE TAXES

  • The Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office collects Lancaster Township’s Real Estate Taxes
  • Each property owner is mailed a combined County and Municipal Real Estate Tax bill by March 1st of each year
  • If your taxes are in escrow with your Mortgage lender, it is your responsibility to forward a copy to them for payment.
  • If you do not receive a bill or have a question, please contact the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office at (717) 299-8222.
  • If there is an address change, property owner change or if you have a question concerning your properties assessment value, please contact the Lancaster County Assessment Office at (717) 299-8381.
  • Lancaster Township’s current tax millage rate is 0.6 mills.

How To Calculate Your Tax (mils based on 100% of assessed value):
Example:
$100,000 (Lancaster Township Assessed Property Value)
x .0006 (.6 mils)
Amount Owed $ 60.00

  • To obtain the assessed value on your property go to this Link.
  • Enter property owners name (last name first name) and click “Submit.”
  • Check the property interested in and click “View Selected.”

REAL ESTATE TAX CERTIFICATION

HOMESTEAD TAX EXCLUSION

  • For information, click here. To find out if your property is on the exclusion list, please click on this link.

SCHOOL TAXES

  • Lancaster Township School Taxes are collected by the School District of Lancaster. The bills are mailed out the beginning of July.
  • If you do not receive a bill or have a question, please contact the school district:
  • School District of Lancaster
    Administrative Office
    1020 Lehigh Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    PH: (717) 291-6134

LOCAL SERVICES TAX  (LST, formerly EMS or Occupation Tax)

  • In Lancaster Township only, this tax is a set fee of $10.00 per year for any person who works in the township, and is collected by Berkheimer Tax Administrator through a one-time payroll deduction in your first paycheck of the year. The School District of Lancaster receives this money.
  • Any person who works in Lancaster Township whose total taxable income from all sources is less than $5,000 per year is exempt from the payment of this tax if the proper forms are submitted to your employer.
  • The forms are available from Berkheimer Tax Administrator or contact them at:
  • Berkheimer Tax Administrator
    HAB-EIT
    PO Box 25132
    Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
    Local Services PH: (610) 599-3142

EARNED INCOME TAX (EIT)

  • The Earned Income Tax (EIT) rate for Lancaster Township residents is 1%.
  • It is the resident’s responsibilty for filing this tax each year.
  • The tax collection agency is the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau (LCTCB).
  • Visit LCTCB for more detailed information and frequently asked questions.
  • LCTCB
    1845 William Penn Way, Suite 1
    Lancaster PA 17601.1623
    PH: (717) 569-4521 Fax: (717) 569-1623

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PA Act 32 Information

What is Act 32? 

  • Act 32 requires uniform withholding (by the employer) of earned income taxes (EIT) and remittance to a single local collector or Tax Officer. The Act applies to the earned income taxes levied and collected after December 31, 2011.

What Employers & Employees Need to Know.

PSD Code (Public School District Code) on Certificate of Residency Form: