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Planning Commission Meeting

August 19, 2020; 6:00 PM

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2020 TAX REBATE

2020 MUNICIPAL REAL ESTATE GENERAL FUND TAX RELIEF

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2020 MUNICIPAL REAL ESTATE GENERAL FUND TAX RELIEF

In response to negative financial impacts property owners of East Buffalo Township may have experienced due to the economic disruptions cause by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Board of Supervisors would like to provide property owners with an opportunity to request a 20% refund of Real Estate Taxes paid for the 2020 tax year to the Municipal General Fund.

To be eligible, East Buffalo Township real estate property owners MUST:

  1. Pay municipal real estate taxes in full to the Union County Treasurer for the 2020 tax year billing no later than December 31, 2020; AND
  2. Submit a completed and signed application to the Township no later than December 15, 2020. If mailed, envelope must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2020.

2020 MUNICIPAL REAL ESTATE GENERAL FUND TAX RELIEF APPLICATION

Find a property parcel number.

Example of 20% Rebate

The Municipal General Fund Real Estate Taxes paid for the 2020 tax year, is identified on your tax bill as “201 TOWNSHIP/BOROUGH”. The 20% rebate is based on the actual amount paid, meaning the rebate is dependent upon whether you paid taxes at the Face or Discount value.

For illustration purposes, the example below is based upon a property with a total assessed value of $200,000, using the schedule of taxes from 2020 County/Municipal tax invoice.

Tax Description

Discount

Face

Tax - Refund Eligibility

General Fund

$893.76

$912.00

County Tax - Not Eligible for Rebate

Debt fund

$164.64

$168.00

County Tax - Not Eligible for Rebate

Library

$31.36

$32.00

County Tax - Not Eligible for Rebate

Township

$784.00

$800.00

Township Tax - Eligible for Rebate

Fire Hydrant

$15.68

$16.00

Township Tax - Not Eligible for Rebate

Street Light

$13.72

$14.00

Township Tax - Not Eligible for Rebate

Fire Protection

$88.20

$90.00

Township Tax - Not Eligible for Rebate

Eligible Rebate

$156.80

$160.00

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Township at 570-523-6320.

2020 Municipal Taxes

East Buffalo Township Real Estate Taxes

Fund

2020 Millage

General Fund1

4.00

Fire Protection1

0.45

Street Lights1

0.07

Fire Hydrants2

0.08

Total Real Estate Taxes

4.60

 

1 Assessed on non-exempt properties.

2 Assessed on non-exempt properties within 780 feet of a hydrant.

 

Note: Rates do not include taxes levied by the County of Union and/or the Lewisburg Area School District.

Tax Collector

The electors of East Buffalo Township elect one tax collector to serve for a term of four (4) years. The tax collector must reside in the Township and must have resided in the Township continuously for at least one year immediately preceding the election. The tax collector is responsible for the collection and reporting of township taxes levied. Interested residents are encouraged to run for office in the 2021 election

If the electors fail to choose a tax collector, the Township Board of Supervisors is responsible for filling the position until the next municipal election.

 

Appointed Real Estate Tax Collector: 
Union County Tax Collector
103 S. 2nd Street
Lewisburg PA 17837 
Phone: 570-524-8782

EIT & LST

A $52 Local Services Tax (LST) is levied by the Township upon individuals engaging in an occupation within the municipality. The employer shall deduct the tax evenly from employee paychecks throughout the year for all employees whose total earned income and net profits from all sources within the township is greater than $12,000.  

 

A 0.5% Earned Income Tax (EIT) is levied as a tax on individual gross earned income / compensation and net profits. The tax is based on the taxpayer’s place of residence (not their place of employment). The EIT is separate from the Pennsylvania personal income tax. In most cases, your employer already deducts the EIT from your regular paycheck.  

 

Note: The EIT rate does not include taxes levied by the Lewisburg Area School District.

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East Buffalo Township, PA
589 Fairground Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 570-523-6320 / Fax: 570-523-9151