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ATTENTION:  Philly Workers Who Worked From Home During Pandemic & Beyond May Be Entitled to a Wage Tax Refund.

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PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION:

Chalfont property owners receive two different property tax bills each year. The first is a County & Municipal Real Estate Tax Bill, which is mailed out to residents on March 1st each year.  The second is the School District Real Estate Tax Bill, which is mailed out in early July each year.  

The annual County & Municipal Tax bill is collected by Chalfont Borough.  If you do not receive your bill, or if you have recently moved, please contact Chalfont Borough’s office at 215-822-7295 to update your mailing address.  If your property taxes are escrowed, forward one portion of your bill to your mortgage company and keep a portion for your own records. The discount period ends April 30th. The base amount is due by June 30th.

County & Municipal Real Estate Tax payments are made out to “Chalfont Borough.” Payment can be sent by mail or dropped off in person to Chalfont Borough, 40 North Main Street in Chalfont.  The Borough’s administration office is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday (closed on holidays). Please use the side entrance to the building.  If you pay by mail and would like a stamped receipt, you will need to enclose a SASE with your payment along with the whole tax bill (do not separate).  

The County & Municipal Tax is due by June 30th.  A 2% discount applies if paid by April 30th.  Tax paid after June 30th will incur a 10% penalty.  

Chalfont Borough Tax Collector Information:
Attn: Barbara Klingerman
40 North Main Street
Chalfont, PA  18914
Phone:  215-822-7295  x200
Fax:  215-822-5528

The Chalfont Borough Tax Collector collects the County & Municipal Real Estate Tax ONLY.  School District Real Estate Taxes that are mailed on July 1st are collected by a different entity, please see that information under “Central Bucks School District Taxes” further down on this page.  

The 2022 tax millage is as follows:

County 25.45
Borough (13.25 general purposes + 3.25 debt service) 16.50
Fire 1.25
Ambulance 0.50

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Local Earned Income Tax Collector Information (collected by Keystone Collections Group)

Find your withholding rates by address

Delinquent Taxes

Keystone Collections Group issued delinquent earned income tax notices for Chalfont Borough.  To see the notice sent, please click here.  Taxpayers may call Keystone Collections Group with any questions at 1-866-539-1100.


Tax Certification

Real Estate Tax Certification is available by written request for $25.00 per year of certification.  Checks must be made payable to “Chalfont Borough” and mailed with your request to 40 North Main Street, Chalfont, PA 18914.

 
Central Bucks School District Taxes

School Taxes are collected by Tax Collector Nicole Percetti (who works out of New Britain Township’s office, 207 Park Avenue in Chalfont). 

School Real Estate Tax bills are mailed to property owners on July 1st. If you do not receive your bill, or if you have questions regarding this tax payment, please contact the School Tax Collector, Nicole Percetti, who works out of New Britain Township’s office. Nicole can be reached by phone at 215-822-2930, or by email at newbritaintax@gmail.com. Nicole accepts School Property Tax payments in three ways:

1. By mail. Send to: Nicole Percetti, Tax Collector
P.O. Box 476
Chalfont, PA 18914

2. Online through Nicole’s website:
Website:  newbritaintax.com

3. Or you can drop off your payment off in person at the 24-hour lockbox outside of Nicole’s main office located at 207 Park Avenue in Chalfont (New Britain Township’s administration office adjacent to North Branch Park). If you’d like a stamped receipt, include a SASE and the full copy of your bill. Please make school tax checks payable to: “Central Bucks School District,” or just simply “CBSD.”

To take advantage of the discount, payments have to be postmarked by August 31st, otherwise the base payment amount is due by October 31st.

 
EARNED INCOME TAX (EIT)

ATTENTION:  Philly Workers Who Worked From Home During Pandemic May Be Entitled To A Wage Tax Refund.  Click here to read article written by Nick Valla of Middletown Township that many may find helpful concerning the Philadelphia City Wage Tax.  It has been reviewed for accuracy by Keystone Collections Group.

Resident Information:  As an employed person residing in Chalfont, you are responsible for a yearly Earned Income Tax (EIT) of 1% which is payable to Keystone Collection Group.  Your employer should be withholding this from your paycheck, as required by law.  Each resident will be receiving a tax form from Keystone Collection Group in the mail at the beginning of the year.  Half of the 1% goes to Central Bucks School District, and the other half goes to Chalfont Borough.

Employer Information:  As part of the tax law changes brought upon by Act 32, the school districts and municipalities of the Bucks County Tax Collection District selected Keystone Collections Group as the new countywide earned income tax collector beginning in 2011.

To assist employers in the transition to new local tax withholding requirements, Keystone mailed information to employers along with new tax forms and on-line filing instructions.  They also set up a special toll-free hotline to help employers through the online filing process.  The toll-free business hotline number is:  1-888-328-0558.

Additionally, Keystone provides all the necessary forms, links to information, and payroll instructions for business owners on its website at www.keystonecollects.com.  Businesses can electronically submit withholding information, file returns, and even make tax payments.  The web system is paperless and simple for businesses.  Chalfont Borough’s Political Subdivision Code (PSD Code) is 090502.  You will need this information when filing the necessary forms.

With more than 25 years in the tax collection industry, Keystone Collections Group offers fully automated tax collection services driven by cutting-edge technology, in addition to years of legal and accounting expertise.

Click here to find your PSD code by address.

 
LOCAL SERVICES TAX (LST)

Chalfont Borough Ordinance No. 368 requires all employees pay a Local Services Tax (LST) during the time they are employed within the boundaries of the Borough.  As an employer located in Chalfont, you are responsible for withholding this tax from your employees and filing quarterly tax returns with Keystone Collections Group.  If you are self-employed, you are responsible for filing and paying this tax for you and any employees you may have.
The revenue from this tax is vital in maintaining the services the Borough provides, from road maintenance to public safety to parks and recreation.  It is also important to note that half of this tax goes to support our community’s vital volunteer fire and ambulance services.

At www.keystonecollects.com, Keystone Collections Group has compiled tax resources geared to help employers and individual taxpayers.  These resources include online filing, tax form downloads, and links to special web pages offering information for taxpayers.  Be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for Individuals and FAQs section for Businesses for answers to questions you may have.

 
Appeals

The Bucks County Board of Assessment determines the current market value of a property.  If a property owner would like to appeal the real estate taxes for their property, they would contact this organization to begin the appeals process.

 
Disabled Veterans Real Estate Exemption Program

Provides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth, and has financial need.  Click here for more information.