Doing Business in Newtown
A Great Place for Business
Newtown Township is a great place to live and to operate a business. With a large population of residents, Newtown Township provides a diverse and skilled workforce, attracting many visitors and resulting in a strong and expanding business base. Newtown Square is strategically located between West Chester and Philadelphia, enjoying excellent access to transportation and transit in the region.
The business community enjoys one of the lowest tax rates in the region, which makes locating in Newtown Township an attractive growth center. Newtown enjoys large multinational and regional companies including SAP and AmeriHealth, as well as, leaders in the financial and health sectors. The historic nature and town center of Newtown Square, in conjunction with the small business owners, are the core of commerce and social interaction of businesses and residents. This trend will continue to thrive over the next several decades, making Newtown Township "the place to be"!
The Newtown Township Supervisors support businesses, programs and projects indicating a strong economic base. In addition, they strive for policies to integrate sound decision-making to support the continuation of a diverse and healthy tax base for Newtown Township.
The Township has achieved a Silver Sustainable Certificate for our sustainability practices. Click here to join the Township's Green Business Coalition efforts by submitting your sustainability pledge!
Newtown Township does collect a Local Services Tax (LST - $52 annually per employee) which is paid by each employee. The Township does not collect an Earned Income Tax (EIT). All new businesses will need to complete the New Business Information Sheet and mail, with a $75 check to the Township Building. When received, an account will be established and a Business Registration Certificate will be sent to the Business contact to post at the business location. There will be an annual renewal form sent out, requesting payment of the annual Business Registration fee and an update on any Business information. For further information please call 610-356-0200 x148.