The Office of Tax Collector is an elected office that is required to be filled by a resident of Schwenksville Borough. Thomas Laconis was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Siobhan Pocius who was the elected Tax Collector for Schwenksville Borough from January of 2018 through her August resignation. Mr. Laconis won the November 6th Election and will be sworn into office for remainder of the term effective January 6th. He will be collecting 2020 taxes and all other business moving forward.
Ms. Pocius, however, will continue to be responsible for issuing Tax Certifications and Duplicate Bills for the 2018 and 2019 tax years.
The Borough Tax Collector serves Schwenksville Borough, Montgomery County and the Perkiomen Valley School District. The Tax Collector 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, the Tax Collector 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:
Beginning January 1, 2020
- Specific Office Hours at Borough Hall, 140 Main Street, are determined annually and listed on the Tax Bill.*** Please Note that Borough Hall will be re-locating to 300 Main Street, the former fire company building. The anticipated moved date is July, 2020.
- Anticipated Sitting hours at Borough Hall in 2020 are listed below
- By Appointment with Tom Loconis by calling 610-613-4917 or by emailing 19473TaxCollector@gmail.com.
- In person or mailed to Schwenksville PO Box #92, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (U.S. Postmark is accepted as on-time and noted as the received date).
- A Drop Box is available inside 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. Depositing payments through the Borough Hall front door Mail Slot after hours is unacceptable and may be rejected.
TAX PAYMENTS can be made out to “Schwenksville Tax Collector” or “Thomas Laconis, Schwenksville Tax Collector” and payments MUST INCLUDE THE REMITTENCE PORTION OF YOUR BILL.
If you would like a receipted tax bill, please mail provided portions (both) of your tax bill and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive a proper receipt. ALL payments MUST be accompanied by one copy of the bill in order for it to be accepted and processed.
All correspondence should continue to be sent to the following address or via email:
Schwenksville Tax Collector
P.O. Box 92
Schwenksville, PA 19473
ANTICIPATED SITTING HOURS FOR 2020 [NOTE: Borough Hall is anticipated to relocate to 300 Main Street in July 2020].
County/Borough Tax Collection Sitting Dates: (* Sat or Eve hours)
*4/18 – 10 AM to Noon
*4/22 – 5 to 7 PM
4/24 – Noon to 2 PM
*4/25 – 10 AM to Noon
*4/29 – 5 to 7 PM
4/30 – Noon to 2 PM
* 6/25 – 5 to 7 PM
* 6/27 – 10 AM to Noon
6/30 – Noon to 2 PM
PVSD Tax Collection Sitting Dates: (* Sat or Eve hours)
*8/13 – 5 to 7 PM
8/14 – Noon to 2 PM
*8/15 – 10 AM to Noon
*8/20 – 5 to 7 PM
*8/22 – 10 AM to Noon
8/31 – Noon to 2 PM
10/29 – 3 to 5 PM
10/30 – Noon to 2 PM
*10/31 – 10 AM to Noon
12/15 – Noon to 2 PM
12/30 – Noon to 2 PM
2018-2019 Tax Collector Contact Information
Siobhan Pocius’ Contact Info
Tax rates for Schwenksville Borough 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on the median home value of $209,200 the median home owner would pay the following Real Estate Taxes as of 1/1/2020
|Schwenksville Borough||$1,338.88||6.4 Mills|
|Montgomery County||$805.21||3.849 Mills|
|Perkiomen Valley Schools||$6,767.62||32.35 mills|
|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|
Borough & County Dates2% Discounty by: April 30th Face by: June 30th 10% Penalty after: June 30th 2% Discounty by: August 31st Face by: October 31st 10% Penalty after: October 31st Bills are mailed to address on file with Montgomery County by approximately July 1st, pending State Budget Approval and PVSD Budget Approval.
EARNED INCOME TAX
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.