In addition to federal and state taxes, there are three “local” authorities with the power to tax; the township, the county and the school district. A resident of Washington Township is subject to a “real estate” and an “earned income tax”.
A resident of Washington Township is subject to a “real estate” tax levy by the township, county and school district.
The earned income tax is in the amount of one percent of gross income and is shared by the School District (1/2%) and the township (1/2%).
Washington Township’s share of the earned income tax (EIT) generates approximately $360,000.00 per year.
Real estate taxes in Washington Township are collected by an elected Tax Collector.
Currently, Brenda Breidigan is the township’s elected Tax Collector. She maintains an office at her home at:
2025 Old Route 100
Phone: (610) 845-7299.
From time to time the Tax Collector receives inquiries as to how they can qualify for a per capita tax exoneration.
We thought it would be a good idea to share this information with our residents so please take note in case any of the following pertains to you or a family member.
Qualifications for exoneration of the per capita tax as follows:
Commonwealth of Pa Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Act (PACE) guidelines.
If the PACE guidelines are not met, Section 679 of the School Code is considered. Section 679 sets forth an income of less than $5,000 for per capita tax exoneration
Consideration given to those whose medical care costs equal or exceeds their income and to those who have a medical difficulty of a permanent nature.
Residents, 18 or older, that are full time students.