Tax Information

Note: The Per Capita Tax has been eliminated as of July 1, 2020. Click here to view Ordinance 667, repealing the per capita tax.
 

Working from Home May Affect Your Local Wage Tax

If you are an employee of a Philadelphia-based employer and are now required to work remotely from your residence in Lower Providence, you should inquire with your employer about withholding the appropriate earned income tax. If you have been and continue to be required to work from home for 90 or more days, your employer could register your home as a work location and no longer withhold the Philadelphia wage tax.

Instead, your employer could be withholding at the rate applicable to your new work location – your Lower Providence residence.  This means that you would then be taxed at Lower Providence Township’s lower earned income tax rate of 1%.  Additionally, the tax revenue would come back to your home community of Lower Providence Township as well as the Methacton School District thus benefiting both of your taxing districts. 

Again, this must be initiated by the employer so if this applies to you, please inquire with your employer to see if this could apply to your 2021 Earned Income Taxes.


Changes Due to the COVID-19 Emergency:

Real Estate Taxes
The discount period for the 2020 real estate tax bills has been extended to May 31, 2020 and the face payment date has been extended to July 30, 2020.
 
Local Taxes
Berkheimer Tax Administrator, the Township's contracted tax collector, has extended the filing date for local taxes to July 15, 2020, matching the State and Federal extension. A statement on the extension can be found on the home page of the Berkheimer website. All Berkheimer offices statewide will be closed to the public until further notice. You can file and make payments online or using the BerkApp (mobile app).