Tax information and Administration
Tax Administration

Tax Collector:
  
  Paul Herb
, Elected Official
 

Real Estate Tax Administrator:
  
 
Chester County Treasurer
  313 West Market Street Suite 3202
  P.O. Box 2748
  West Chester, PA  19382
  (610) 344-6370

Website Link for tax forms, contact information, & online payments


    Earned Income Tax Administrator:

     

     Keystone Collections Group

      546 Wendel Rd.
      Irwin, PA, 15642
      (724) 978-0300
      (724) 978-0339 (fax)

    Tax Collection Changes
    Chester County will now collect the Township real estate tax.  The bill is a mustard yellow colored bill.  They also collect the County Real Estate Tax.  That bill is a salmon-colored bill. Keystone will continue to collect the Township Earned Income Tax (EIT).  Please call the Township Office if you have any questions.
    Tax Information

    Franklin Township Real Estate Tax

      2015
    2016
    General Fund  1.145 mills
    1.145 mills
    Parks and Recreation  0.270 mills
    0.270 mills
    Open Space  0.500 mills
    0.500 mills
    Emergency Services  0.580 mills
    0.580 mills
    Total Real Estate Tax  2.495 mills
     2.495 mills


    For properties located within 780 feet of a fire hydrant, an additional special assessment of $30.00 for fire protection is applied.


    Franklin Township
    Earned Income Tax (EIT):
    0.5 %, or one-half of one percent

    CHANGE  IN THE LAW IMPACTING THE FILING WINDOW FOR REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION APPEALS

    Pursuant to 53 Pa. C.S.A. Section 8844, requests for real estate tax exemption must be filed during the same time frame as that of annual real estate tax assessment appeals. In Chester County, that filing window is May 1to August 1, annually. Any tax status change made by the Board of Assessment Appeals (BOAA) becomes effective for the beginning of the following tax year. However, if the exemption hearing is held prior to 7/1, it is possible that the exemption will become effective for the school year immediately following (we are awaiting legal clarification on that particular situation). Previously  the county was able to accept an exemption appeal at any time during the year and the effective date of the exemption was tied to the date of the filing.



       Click Here to see the official letter from the
       Chester County Assessment Office


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