NEW WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS FOR EARNED INCOME TAX – ACT 32 OF 2008
WHAT IS SCOTT TOWNSHIP'S PSD CODE? 730504
How it affects Scott Township residents and employers.
Act 32 of 2008 is a Pennsylvania law that was passed with the intention of simplifying the way local earned income tax is paid and collected throughout the state. The law will affect taxpayers, employers, municipalities, school districts, and tax collectors across Pennsylvania.
Although Act 32 was passed in 2008, the major changes will not go into effect until the 2012 tax year. Therefore, all taxes attributable to 2011 earnings will still be collected under the current system (including the 2011 final returns that are due April 15, 2012).
How will this impact taxpayers?
First, the consolidation means that all Scott Township earned income tax will continue to be collected by a single tax collector. Jordan Tax Service has been appointed as the tax collector for the Southwest Allegheny County TCD. Therefore, both the municipal portion (0.50%) and the school district portion (0.50%) of Scott Township’s earned income tax will be collected by Jordan Tax Service.
Another significant change is that your employer should begin withholding the local earned income tax from your paycheck. Currently, many of you file and pay your local earned income tax on a quarterly basis because your employer does not withhold the tax from your paycheck (this is common throughout Pennsylvania). But under Act 32, all Pennsylvania employers will be required to withhold the tax. This will eliminate the need for most taxpayers to manually make a quarterly earned income tax payment. Taxpayers who are self-employed or work outside of Pennsylvania will continue making manual quarterly payments.
How will this impact employers?
All employers will be required to withhold local income taxes for all of their employees, regardless of where the employees live. Employers will be responsible for identifying each employee’s residency and proper tax rate. Employers will have to provide that information to the tax collector quarterly along with the tax payments. Employers that have at least one location within the Southwest Allegheny County TCD must register with Jordan Tax Service.
Taxpayers and employers can learn more about Act 32 by visiting Jordan Tax Service’s special Act 32 website at: www.jordantax.com/act32 . You can also call Jordan Tax Service 412-835-5243 or 724-731-2300. More information is also available through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s website at www.newpa.com (search for “Act 32Â”).
TAX OFFICE HOURS
Hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For your convenience payments can be made at our drive-in window during regular working hours. A drop box is located to the left of the drive–in window for evening and weekend drop-offs.
Real Estate Taxes
Lisa M. Riley, Tax Collector
Scott Township and Chartiers Valley School District statements are mailed to homeowners as well as mortgage companies July 1st of each tax year.
Along with the statements a very informative letter is enclosed. Please take the time to read it over. Homeowners paying property taxes for the first time may find this information helpful.
If you have any changes through out the year such as refinancing, changing mortgage companies, address changes, or you may have paid off your mortgage, please contact our office with the up-dated information for our records.
Act 511 Taxes/ Earned Income / Net Profit Taxes
Jordan Tax Service, Act 511 Tax Collector
Due to recent changes in the tax laws regarding ACT 511 - Scott Township / Chartiers Valley School District-Effective 1st Quarter 2011, Jordan Tax Service is collecting all Scott Township and School District Act 511 taxes. Their address is as follows:
JORDAN TAX SERVICE, INC.
102 Rahway Road
McMurray, PA 15317
724-731-2300 or 412-835-5243
|Earned Income Tax:||1%|
|Local Services Tax||$52.00 per year|
|Mercantile Tax||.001 Wholesale sales of a product|
|.0015 Retail sales of a product|
Earned Income is 1% and must be paid on a quarterly basis to avoid a penalty.
It is the responsibility of all residents earning a salary to contact Jordan Tax Service and have his or her name added to the tax rolls. Any changes such as move-out dates, new addresses, name changes please contact our office.
You may cut out and send the above form to the tax office if you did not receive one or have lost your quarterly card.
Earned Income Tax is paid to the area where the taxpayer resides. The Local Services Tax which replaced the Occupation Tax is paid to the area where you work.
If your employer withholds your wage tax, please check to make sure the money is being sent to Jordan Tax Service.
Township Ordinance #1136-81 also requires owners of rental property and rental agents handling property to supply current tenant information to our office including move in dates names and addresses.
Residents will be billed quarterly from the Scott Township Tax Office beginning January 2013.
Landlords, you are still responsible for sewage payments for your rental properties. Please call our office @ 412-276-5302 to determine if your tenant'’s sewage bills are up to date.
Scott Township Tax Office to begin Sewage Billing
Scott Township residents’ sewage charges have been billed on their monthly water bills in accordance with the water consumed that month since 2003. Starting 2013, the billing will be separate from your water bill and billed quarterly to the resident from our offices.