Tax Collector – Ed Sheehy
Mr. Sheehy collects: Real Estate Property tax (for Township, County, & School District) and the Street Light Assessment. When you move into the township, you should notify him, so that you receive your bills and tax forms at the appropriate time.
Notice: If 911 has changed your address, please notify Ed Sheehy’s office. The taxpayer is the tax office’s only source of information regarding an address change. There are still many address changes that 911 has made that have not been made at the tax office.
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When paying the Real Estate Property Taxes by check online (online banking). Use the CONTROL NUMBER on your tax bill in the reference field or it will be returned.
Contact the tax office at 724-744-1414 if you did not receive your bill.
Local Services Tax
All individuals who physically work within the borders of Penn Township and earn income from that work are subject to the $52.00 Local Services Tax. Unlike the previous EMS Tax, this is on all sources of earned income. In most cases, this is deducted by your employer.
There are exemptions to the Local Services Tax described on Pennsylvania’s website: http://www.newpa.com/local-government/tax-information/local-services-tax. Look for the “Up-Front Exemption” and “Military Exemption.”
Real Estate Property Taxes
Property taxes are assessed on any real estate held within the township. Westmoreland County/Penn Township Real Estate Taxes are due June 30, while school real estate taxes are due November 30. A discount is available if the tax is paid before the discount date noted on the bill and a penalty applies if the bill is paid late. (view FAQs about real estate taxes).
Learn about the Homestead Exclusion
Berkheimer Tax Administrator
Berkheimer collects the Earned Income (1% wage tax) as well as the Per Capita Tax and Occupational Assessment Tax.
Note: Amusement Device Fee and the Junk Yard License are now paid to the Treasurer of Penn Township. The Treasurer can be reached at 724-744-2171 extension 202.