Lancaster Township’s Various Tax Information
Real Estate Tax:
The Lancaster County Treasurers Office collects Lancaster Townships 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, 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 717-299-8294. Lancaster Township’s current tax mileage rate is .6 mills.
Real Estate Tax Certfication:
To request a tax certification, please call the Lancaster County Treasurers Office (below)
Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office
150 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Homestead Tax Exclusion:
To find out if your property is on the exclusion list please contact the school district you live in. They will inform you if your property is listed and if not, provide you with the application and instructions to complete this task.
School District of Lancaster Administrative Office
1020 Lehigh Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602
Local Services Tax (LST, formerly EMS or Occupation Tax):
In Lancaster Township only, this tax is a set fee of $10.00 per year and collected by Berkheimer Tax Administrator through a one-time payroll deduction-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 employor. The forms are available from Berkheimers Tax Administrator’s website www.hab-inc.com or contact them at 1-800-860-8989.
Earned Income Tax:
Residents of Lancaster Townships EIC tax rate is 1%. The collecting agency is the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau (LCTCB). Please see their website for more detailed information and frequently asked questions. www.lctcb.org .
1845 William Penn Way, Suite 1
Lancaster PA 17601.1623
PH: 717-569-4521 Fax: 717-569-1623
PA Act 32 Information
What Employers & Employees Need to Know:
Beginning January 2, 2012, this Act becomes mandatory for all employers (including self-employed).
To find out more about how you should register your business and registering your employees, go to: www.newpa.com/node/6710 for more information and forms needed for registration.
If you are unsure what your local withholding rate is or which municipality your home or office is located, the following website allows you to enter in your personal information and assists you in identifying your county, school district and withholding rates. http://munstatspa.dced.state.pa.us/FindLocalTax.aspx
Employees must complete a Certificate of Residency form:
Below is a link to directly connect you to a copy of the Certificate of Residency form which must be completed by each and every PA employee www.lctcb.org/employer-act-32/certificate-of-residence012.pdf
The PSD Code section of the Certificate of Residency form should be complete by the employee. The following link can help the employee determine their school district, municipality and localities tax rates. Tax Rates and PSDs for Lancaster TCD www.lctcb.org/employer/lancaster-tcd-tax-rates.pdf
How To Calculate Your Tax (mils based on 100% of assessed value):
To obtain your 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.
Lancaster Township Assessed Property Value $100,000
x.0006 (.6 mils)
Amount Owed $ 60.00