Tax Information for Lancaster Township

Lancaster Township’s Various Tax Information

  • 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.)

  • Real Estate Tax Certfication
    To request a tax certification, please call the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office listed below:

Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office
150 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
PH: (717) 299-8222

  • 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 listed below:

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 and 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 the Berkheimer Tax Administrator website or contact them below:

Berkheimer Tax Administrator
HAB-EIT
PO Box 25132
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
Local Services PH: (610) 599-3142

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. Beginning January 2, 2012, this Act became mandatory for all employers (including those self-employed).  To obtain detailed information and forms needed to register your business and your employees, visit the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (Act 32) website. PH: 1(866) 466-3972. Employers can obtain other information related to Act 32 from the LCTCB website.

If you are unsure what your local withholding rate is or which municipality your home or office is located, the Municipal Statistics Tax website allows you to enter in your personal information and assists you in identifying your county, school district and withholding rates.

Employees must complete a Certificate of Residency form This link will directly connect you to a .pdf of the Certificate of Residency form (on the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau website) which must be completed by each and every PA employee.

PSD Code:
The PSD Code section of the Certificate of Residency form should be completed by the employer. This link can help the employer determine their school district, municipality and localities tax rates. Tax Rates and PSDs for Lancaster TCD

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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.