Local Services Tax (LST)
The Local Services Tax was signed into law on June 21, 2007 (now known as Act 7 of 2007). This changed the $52 per employee per tax year Emergency Municipal Services Tax to the Local Services Tax (LST) effective January 1, 2008.
Per Newtown Township General Code
For specific revenue purposes, an annual tax is hereby levied and assessed, commencing January 1, 2008, upon the privilege of engaging in an occupation with a primary place of employment within the Township of Newtown during the tax year. Each natural person who exercises such privilege for any length of time during any tax year shall pay the tax for that year in the amount of $52, assessed on a pro rata basis, in accordance with the provisions of this article. This tax may be used solely for the following purposes, as the same may be allocated by the Township from time to time: emergency services, which shall include emergency medical services, police services and/or fire services; road construction and/or maintenance; reduction of property taxes; or property tax relief through implementation of a homestead and farmstead exclusion in accordance with 53 Pa Consolidated Statutes Annotated (CSA) Chapter 85, Subchapter F (relating to the homestead property exclusion). The political subdivision shall use no less than 25% of the funds derived from the tax for emergency services. This tax is in addition to all other taxes of any kind or nature heretofore levied by the political subdivision. The tax shall be no more than $52 on each person for each calendar year, irrespective of the number of political subdivisions within which a person may be employed.
Collection of LST
Newtown Township Board of Supervisors elected to engage an outside consulting firm to handle the LST.
For submission of the Local Services Tax and Earned Income Tax, please make your payments as listed:
Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendel Road
Irwin, PA 15642