Tax Collection

Tax Collector-Elect

Siobhan Pocius is the newly Elected Tax Collector for Schwenksville Borough, serving Schwenksville Borough, Montgomery County and the Perkiomen Valley School District beginning in January 2018.   She collects Real Estate taxes from Schwenksville Borough Property owners as assessed by Montgomery County and rates established by the Perkiomen Valley School District, Montgomery County and Schwenksville Borough.  As an Elected Official, Ms. Pocius is not an employee of Schwenksville Borough and does not have a permanent office at the Borough Hall.  Tax Payers can pay their taxes by one of the following means:

  • Specific Office Hours at Borough Hall 140 Main Street are determined annually and listed on the Tax Bill.
    • By Appointment: 610-310-7260
  • In person or mailed to Schwenksville Post Office  Box #92, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (U.S. Postmark is accepted as on-time and noted as the received date).
  • A Drop Box is available at Borough Hall during normal Borough Hall business hours.  Schwenksville Borough Staff is not responsible for attesting to dates and times of payments submitted at Borough Hall.
  • By special appointment, made in advance directly with Siobhan Pocius – please call 610-310-7260.

If you would like a receipted tax bill, please mail both portions of your tax bill and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive a proper receipt.

All correspondence should be sent to the following address or via email:

Siobhan Pocius

P.O. Box 92

Schwenksville, PA 19473

Tel. 610-310-7260

email: Taxcollector19473@gmail.com

Tax Rates

In 2017 Montgomery County increased taxes to create a new revenue stream for the Montgomery County Community College.  A Letter from Montgomery County explaining the additional tax is prepared for distribution to all tax payers.

In addition, Schwenksville Borough Council voted 4-1 to raise the Borough General Tax 1 mill.  The additional tax revenues estimated to yield $50,000 in additional revenue will help off-set a declining real property total assessed value, declining Earned Income Revenues, additional maintenance expenses and continued progress on capital improvements planned for the Borough. For the median home value of $156,000 the property owner will be asked to pay a total Borough tax of $998.40.

Tax increases are passed by Borough Council after publication of a legal notice for the adoption of an Ordinance to set Tax Rates.  Public comments were taken both via written comments submitted to Council in advance of the published meeting date and from tax payers present at the December Council Meeting.   Any public comments should be addressed to Borough Council and can be submitted to 140 Main Street, Schwenksville-pa.org or via email to the attention of the Borough Secretary gail@schwenksville-pa.org.

 

 TAX RATES  2018 & 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
School Tax 32.35  30.87 mills 30.87 mills  30.51 mills   29.240 mills 29.240 mills
 County Tax 3.849 3.459   3.152 mills  3.152 mills  3.152 mills 3.152 mills
 Borough General Tax 5.94 mills 4.94 mills   4.44 mills  3.94 mills 3.940 mills  3.940 mills
 Borough Library .100 mills .100 mills   .100 mills .100 mills  .100 mills   .100 mills
 Borough Fire Tax .360 mills  .360 mills  .360 mills  .360 mills .360 mills  .360 mills
 TOTAL 41.849 39.729  38.562 mills   36.792 mills 36.792 mills  36.792 mills
For 2017 Tax Certifications Wendy Rowley must be contacted at borotaxcollector@yahoo.com.

The tax for Schwenksville Borough residents is 1.4% of earned income.  Act 32 of 2008 restructured the Earned Income Tax Collection System for all Pennsylvania Local Governments and School Districts.  Under Act 32, the earned income tax collection process has been restructured creating 69 county-wide tax collection districts (TCDs).  The Montgomery County TCD completed a competitive proposal process and selected Berkheimer Tax Administrator to collect taxes on its behalf.

Berkehimer Tax Administrator has detailed information for employers and tax payers on their website: www.hab-inc.com.  You will be able to find information such as the tax rate, filing dates and employer withholding requirements.  We encourage you to take advantage of the fast and easy e-filing for individuals and employers, offered by Berkheimer.  You may also telephone them at 610-599-3139.

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