Tax Rates & Collection

Tax Rates – 2016

Borough Real Estate 4.4200 mills
Borough Earned Income 1% per Year
Borough per Capita $10.00 per year
Local Services $52.00 per year
Chester County 4.163 mills
Great Valley School District 19.59 mills
Formula to calculate real property tax is: Assessment x millage = tax (face amount).   The County millage, for example, is the same for all municipalities, therefore the County Tax for a property with an assessed value of $100,000 and a rate of 4.163 mills would be calculated as follows:
100,000 X .004163 = $416.30 (face amount)

Note:  4.163 mills is equivalent to a millage of .004163.  This is comparable to expressing percentage as whole number (5%)  or as a decimal (.05).  In the case of millage, the decimal is moved three places to left instead of two.

Tax Collection Basics

The Chester Tax Collection Committee (CTCC) has appointed Keystone Collections Group to serve as the Earned Income Tax (EIT) and Local Services Tax (LST) collector for school and municipal taxing authorities within Chester County. This important change was brought about under Act 32 of 2008. Act 32 requires municipal governments and school districts in all Pennsylvania counties, except Philadelphia, to select a single tax collector to serve the Earned Income Tax collection needs of the political subdivisions within the county. Keystone began EIT and LST collections for the CTCD effective January 1, 2011.  Individuals and employers receive detailed instructions and contact information from Keystone to help answer questions and provide taxpayer assistance.

For additional information on Keystone Collections Group, please visit their website: www.keystonecollects.com/.