Tax Information FAQ’s

 

What taxes are imposed in Center Township?

 

The Township operates with a real estate tax, realty transfer tax, local services tax, earned income tax, mercantile tax, and business privilege tax.

 

What is the current real estate millage rate?

 

Center Township total millage rate for real estate is 4.41 based on the assessed value of your property. The breakdown is .75 mills for the General Fund, 1.8 mills for Fire Protection, and 1.86 for Debt Service (Maintenance Facility Building).

 

If your property is assessed at $50,000.00 you will pay $37.50 for General Fund purposes, $90.00 for Fire Protection purposes, and $93.00 for Debt Service.

 

When is the real estate tax due?

 

PHASE

DUE

Discount

April 30

Face

June 30

Penalty

December 31

 

Who collects the real estate tax?

 

                                    Judy Heichel

                                    375 North Duffy Road

                                    Butler, PA 16001

 

                                    (724) 285-4501

 

 

What is the rate of the realty transfer tax?

 

The realty transfer tax rate is two percent (2%) of the sale price of property. One percent (1%) is paid to the state, one-half percent (.5%) is paid to Butler School District, and one-half percent (.5%) is paid to Center Township.

 

These monies are collected and disbursed by Butler County Recorder of Deeds.

 

What is the rate of the local services tax?

 

Effective January 1, 2010, the local services tax rate is $52.00. If you make less than $12,000 you may apply for an upfront exemption or refund. For more details, click here.

 

For the necessary forms and/or questions, contact:

 

                                                                                    Butler Area School District Earned Income Tax Office

                                                                                    110 Campus Lane

                                                                                    Butler, PA 16001

 

                                                                                    (724) 214-3132

 

What is the rate for the earned income tax?

 

The rate is one percent (1%) which is split between the Butler Area School District and Center Township.

 

For the necessary forms and/or questions, contact:

 

                                                                                    Butler Area School District Earned Income Tax Office

                                                                                    110 Campus Lane

                                                                                    Butler, PA 16001

 

                                                                                    (724) 214-3132

 

What is the rate for the mercantile and business privilege tax?

 

The rate is .0005 mills. For the necessary forms and/or questions, contact Cindy Nelson at:

 

                                                                                    Berkheimer & Associates

                                                                                    1787 Route 403 Hwy North

                                                                                    Northern Cambria, PA 15714

 

                                                                                    (610) 588-0965

 

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