kennett township taxes
.2 mils real estate tax
.2 mils library tax
1% earned income
.25% open space tax on earned income
Your big real estate tax bill comes from the Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) which the Township Supervisors have no control over.
A house assessed (by Chester County) at $300,000 would pay over $7,500 to KCSD, but pay only $180 to the Township, and $60 of that goes directly to the library. The school district enacted the 1% Earned Income Tax. The township then opted to share this tax. If we do not collect our share, the school district would keep the full amount. Thus, the amount that the taxpayer pays would not change.
Lastly, the Open Space Tax of 0.25% (included with the EIT tax for residents) was also approved by a voter referendum. To date, the township has spent more on open space acquisition than it has collected. In these difficult financial times, the township has not raised taxes nor cut services. Township taxes have not been increased in several years. In fact, the township eliminated both the Per Capita tax and Fire Hydrant fee this year.
kennett township earned income tax
Click here to view information on Act 32 Local Earned Income Tax.
Click here to view information from the March 5, 2013 Keystone Collections EIT Q&A session.
Keystone Collections Group, has been appointed by the CTCC effective January 1, 2011. To e-file your EIT or Local Services Tax, please visit www.keystonecollects.com. Any questions should be directed to Keystone Collection Group at 724-978-0300.
The Kennett Township office has received phone calls asking about the Kennett Township Earned Income Tax. The Kennett Consolidated School Board enacted a 1% Earned Income Tax. Of the 1% enacted by the school board, 1/2% goes to the school board and 1/2% to the Kennett Township General Fund. Kennett Township has a .25% Annual Earned Income Tax enacted by referendum, which is used for open space and recreation. Thus, the residents of Kennett Township pay a total Earned Income Tax annually of 1.25%.
It has been suggested that the Earned Income Tax should be reduced. This statement, while sounding like a good idea, is not practical when the facts are known. The only Earned Income Tax that would save the taxpayers any money is the repeal of the .25% Earned Income Tax for Open Space and Recreation. This was enacted by a referendum passed by the residents. The Open Space and Recreation Tax can only be removed by referendum.
The 1% Earned Income Tax was enacted by the Kennett Consolidated School Board, not by the township. Under PA law when it is enacted by a school board, the municipalities by ordinance may opt to take half of it. Kennett Township did this and that is how we are entitled to the .5%. If Kennett Township opts to drop the .5%, then under the law the entire 1% tax will go to the school district. The taxpayer will continue to be billed 1%. There would be no reduction in the Earned Income Tax paid by the residents.
per capita tax eliminated
As of January 1st, the Per Capita Tax has been eliminated.
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