Elected Tax Collector


Suzanne Clarke, Tax Collector

Tax Office temporarily Closed & Face period Extended

June 9, 2020

West Rockhill Township has temporarily closed the administrative building to members of the public, effective immediately. The move is in response to Governor Wolf’s strong recommendations to all counties in the Commonwealth regarding the rapidly evolving Covid-19 Coronavirus situation.

Limiting access to the Township building is a pre-emptive move meant to help slow the spread of the virus, and to keep staff and essential personnel healthy and able to provide services to the public. Residents are asked to use phone (215-453-1361), postal mail or email (westrockhilltaxcollector@gmail.com) to contact the tax office. If you would prefer, you may leave your payment in the drop box located outside the office door, it will be checked daily.

The County of Bucks and West Rockhill Township have extended the face period from June 30th to July 30th. You now have 90 days to pay your annual tax bill (dated March 1st) in the face period – May 1st to July 30th (instead of 60 days). Those tax bills will go into the penalty period starting July 31st.

West Rockhill Township reminds everyone that the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation is rapidly evolving and that things are changing quickly. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the PA Department of Health websites for the latest bulletins and updates.

If we all work together, we can get through this!

Please wash your hands!


Tax Collector

Suzanne Clarke

4 Year Term (expires 12/31/21)

1028A Ridge Road

West Rockhill Township Bldg (Side door)

Sellersville, PA 18960

215-453-1361 (phone/fax)

westrockhilltaxcollector@gmail.com

Real Estate Tax Collector - County, Township and School Taxes

The real estate Tax Collector office is located at the West Rockhill Township building.

County/Township tax bills are mailed directly to property owners March 1st and school district tax bills are mailed July 1st. All tax bills have a 60 day discount pay period (calculations are done for your convenience on your tax bill). Please review and forward the bill to your mortgage company or financial institution if taxes are escrowed. Property owners are advised to make a copy of their bill prior to forwarding.

Taxpayers can pay their taxes by using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover by going to https://paylocalgov.com/westrockhilltwp. Please be aware that there is a convenience fee of 2.49% ($3.95 minimum) for credit card payments, and 1% for debit card payments. This site will close for the month of January. I will be able to accept credit card payments in my office.

Current Millage Rates – 2020

Total Tax Collection

135.2555 Mills - Pennridge School District (2020/2021)

25.45 Mills - County of Bucks

7.25 Mills - West Rockhill Township

West Rockhill Township Tax Collection 7.25 Millage Breakdown

6.25 Mills - General Fund

.75 Mills - Fire

.25 Mills - Road Equipment

TOTAL 7.25 Mills

West Rockhill Township has a street light assessment. Residents living in developments where streetlights were installed as a requirement of the developments’ approvals are subject to a $32.37 per year fee. This fee is included on your annual County and Township tax bill dated March 1st.

Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion applications must be received by the Bucks County Board of Assessment Office by March 1st in order to be eligible for a tax reduction. You only need to apply once for your current residence (If you refinance it may bump you out – if the county sends you a new request, complete it and reapply). Please contact that office directly at 215-348-6219 or visit them online at www.buckscounty.org, click on Government, Finance, Board of Assessments scroll down to Homestead/Farmstead Application.

PROPERTY TAX/RENT REBATE PROGRAM

The deadline to apply for this program has been extended from June 30 to December 31.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may also file rebate claims on behalf of claimants. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. Please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue at www.revenue.state.pa.us. to see if you qualify and to download forms. You can also contact State Representative Craig Staats (10 South 3rd Street, Quakertown, PA, 18951) at 215-536-1434 for more information.

Please send tax certification requests to 1028A Ridge Road, West Rockhill Township Building, Sellersville, PA 18960 or westrockhilltaxcollector@gmail.com. There is a $40 fee for this service; it does include four years of County, Township and School District real estate taxes.


Keystone Collections Group, along with all other TCD’s in the Commonwealth will extend the final return filing deadline to July 15, following Federal and state filing extensions.

Earned Income Tax

Keystone Collections Group

546 Wendel Road, Irwin, PA 15642

724-978-0300

www.keystonecollects.com

Keystone Collections Group has a new phone line dedicated exclusively for taxpayer inquiries.

1-866-539-1100

Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline

Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline will connect you directly to a professional Taxpayer Services Agent, reducing wait times and bypassing menu options to bring you the fastest and most reliable answers to your tax questions.

Email 24/7

You can also send inquiries via email 24/7 to Keystone. Go to: www.KeystoneCollects.com > “Contact Us”

Current Rates

Earned Income Tax 1.5% (1% to School & .5% to Township)

Open Space Earned Tax .25% (to Township)

Total Earned Income Tax 1.75%

Local Services Tax (LST) $52.00 per Worker ($47 to Township & $5 to School)

You can search it at:

http://munstats.pa.gov/Public/FindLocalTax.aspx

Questions regarding EIT Taxes for 2011 and prior should be addressed to:

Berkheimer Associates

50 North 7th St

Bangor, PA 18013

610-588-0965

Fax 610-588-5765

Office hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

www.hab-inc.com