As we all know, this time of year not only brings flowers and showers but also your spring taxes! It has been nice to talk and visit with so many of you as you’ve stopped by or called. Have a happy spring…
County/Township Real Estate Tax Bills
All Township property owners should have received their real estate tax notices at the beginning of March. If you have not received your 2013 real estate tax bill, please call the Tax Office at 901-9392. We will be happy to make you a copy and help determine why you did not receive your bill. The bills are due at the discount figure through April 30. All tax bills are mailed by a vendor authorized by Cumberland County. If you would like to have your bill mailed to a different address other than what is shown on your bill please complete the appropriate space on your bill for corrections. This information will be forwarded to the County Assessment Office for correction. The local tax offices do not make these corrections.
Per Capita Tax Bills
All residents 18 years of age and over should have received their per capita (personal) at the beginning of March. If you did not receive the per capita tax bill call the tax office so we may help you determine why you didn’t receive a bill and we will be happy to make a copy for you. Often times, people forget to change their address with the County Assessment Office. If you are moving within or outside of the Township, please remember to let the Assessment Office know. Changes to name, address and spelling corrections can be submitted to the County by using the form at the website listed below. You may also make your changes on the bill when you send in your payment.
Per Capita County/Municipal Exonerations
Township Commissioners do not collect taxes from the following:
If you are over 70, please put your birth date and signature in the space provided on the bill and pay only half the bill.
o Active military personnel, please mark your affiliation and pay only half the bill.
o Full-time students must complete the student form, which may be found on the Township’s website or in the tax office, and pay only half the bill.
Cumberland County does not exonerate anyone. Therefore, the portion of the bill that you are paying is the County portion of the bill.
Please consider paying your per capita bill upon receipt. Unfortunately, at the end of each year I have several thousand unpaid per capita bills. The law does not allow my office to collect taxes for prior years. All unpaid tax bills are returned to the County for collection. Significant, additional fees are added and the bill comes close to $40. I am sorry I cannot accept payment for prior years after Dec. 31 of any given year.
Remember, we have no way of knowing if you haven’t received your bill unless you let us know. Non-receipt of a bill does not excuse you from paying the tax.
The Township no longer has assessors to add and delete names from the tax rolls. If your name does not appear on the County Tax rolls, or if you need to make changes to your existing bill, please visit the County website at
www.ccpa.net/documentcenter/view/5637. Complete and mail the form to the address provided.
As always, please don’t hesitate to call my office with any questions or concerns. We are here to help in any way we can.
Debbie Lupold, Treasurer