The Business Office is located at Parkland Administration Center,
1210 Springhouse Road, Allentown, PA 18104-2119.
John Vignone, Director
Frank Pearn, Jr., Assistant Director
Senior Citizen Property Tax Rebate Program
For information on senior citizen property tax rebates, call the business office at 610-351-5510.
ACT 32: NEW Collection Rules for Local Earned Income Tax
Effective January 1, 2012, Act 32 changed how local earned income taxes are withheld, paid and filed throughout Pennsylvania. The 2008 Act mandated that over 3,000 Political Sub Divisions (PSDs) in the State having more than 560 separate Earned Income Tax collectors, consolidate to 69. This change is expected to:
• Standardize rules throughout the State
• Standardize forms for all filers—resident and employer
• Save money on collection costs
• Make transfer and assignment of monies to PSDs faster and more efficient
• Make employer reporting requirements easier
Municipalities and school districts within each county appointed delegates to a Tax Collection Committee (TCC). Within Lehigh County, there are 25 municipalities and nine school districts; delegates have been meeting since September 2009. In compliance with several requirements of the Act, Lehigh TCC interviewed and analyzed several tax collection firms, as well as considered establishing their own bureau, and decided to contract with Berkheimer Tax Associates of Wind Gap as the Lehigh Tax Collector for a period of three years.
All 2012, 2013 and 2014 Earned Income Taxes will be filed to Berkheimer Tax Associates. The last Earned Income Tax year-end filing to Parkland School District will be the 2011 taxes due on or before April 15, 2012. Employers will begin to withhold and remit under the new law as of January 1, 2012 and make their first quarterly tax reporting to Berkheimer in April 2012. The 2012 final return for residents of Parkland due in 2013, will be filed with Berkheimer.
For more information, visit the Lehigh Tax Collection Committee website at www.lehightcc.org.