The Office of Tax Collector is an elected office that is required to be filled by a resident of Schwenksville Borough. Siobhan Pocius was the elected Tax Collector for Schwenksville Borough from January of 2018 through her August of 2019 resignation. Although she has recently relocated to a neighboring township and was required to resign from her office, she is obligated to continue to collect taxes for Schwenksville Borough through 12/31/19. All sitting hours through 12/31/19 will remain as stated below and on the 2019 tax bills. Ms. Pocius will likewise be responsible for issuing Tax Certifications and Duplicate Bills for the 2018 and 2019 tax years.
Borough Council has appointed resident Tom Laconis as Tax Collector to fill the unexpired term created by Ms. Pocius’s resignation until an elected official is determined. Mr. Laconis will also be on the November election ballot seeking to be elected to the remaining 2 years of the unexpired term. The duties of Tax Collector for the newly elected official begin with the start of the new Taxing Year January 1, 2020.
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:
- Specific Office Hours at Borough Hall, 140 Main Street, are determined annually and listed on the Tax Bill.
- Sitting hours at Borough Hall for collecting school taxes through the end of the year have been confirmed with the district office and are as follows: October 28th 2p-4p; October 29th 2p-4p; December 11th 2p-4p; December 27th 12p-2pm.
- By Appointment: 610-310-7260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 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 the Tax Collector.
TAX PAYMENTS can be made out to “Schwenksville Tax Collector”
If you would like a receipted tax bill, please mail provide portions 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
2018-2019 Tax Collector Contact Information
Siobhan Pocius’ Contact Info
Tom Laconis’ Contact Info (Will be updated further before January 1, 2020)
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 email@example.com.
The PVSD Board approved a 1.47% tax increase to 33.72 mils for the 2019-2020 school year. The chart below will be updated shortly.
|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|
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.