Finances & Taxes

Financial & Budget Documents

Jaclyn Robinson

Jaclyn Robinson

Finance Director

412-884-0505 Ext. 322

 jrobinson@whitehallboro.org

 

Kelly Sgattoni

Kelly Sgattoni

Property & School District Tax Collector

Jordan Tax Services

Jordan Tax Services

EIT, LST, Business Tax Collector

412-835-5243

jordantax.com

Borough Taxes

Whitehall Borough is funded primarily through a combination of Real Estate Property Taxes and Earned Income Taxes.  Tax records are maintained by the respective tax collector or tax collection agency.  The Borough does not maintain or have access to these records.

Please note that Taxes are due and payable as prescribed by law.  Not receiving your Tax Bill does not relive you of your responsibility to pay your Taxes in a timely manner.

 

Who Collects Which Tax?

Elected Property Tax Collector

  • Real Estate Property Tax – Whitehall Borough
  • Real Estate Property Tax – Baldwin Whitehall School District

Payments to the Elected Property Tax Collector can be mailed to:

3584 Reiland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Jordan Tax Services, Inc.

  • Earned Income Tax
  • Local Services Tax
  • Business Tax

Payments to Jordan Tax Services, Inc. can be mailed to:

102 Rahway Road
McMurray, PA 15317

The Elected Tax Collector also has a mailbox located at the Administration Offices at 100 Borough Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236 where residents may drop off payments.  If you would like a receipt, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and a receipt will be mailed to you.  Borough Administration Staff cannot provide receipts of payment.

Property Tax Relief

There are three opportunities for property tax relief:

Act 77 Senior Citizen Tax Relief Program

https://alleghenycountytreasurer.us/real-estate-tax/real-estate-tax-2/

Residents who are at least 60 years old, have an annual income of $30,000.00 or less (counting just half of Social Security or Railroad Tier One benefits) and have lived in and owner their current Allegheny County residence for at least 10 years are eligible for a 30% reduction in their Allegheny County Tax bill. An application must be submitted with Allegheny County.

Act 50 Homestead/Farmstead Act

https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Services/Property-Assessment-and-Real-Estate/Tax-Abatements-and-Exemptions/HomesteadFarmstead-Exclusion-Act-50#:~:text=Homestead%2FFarmstead%20Exclusion%20(Act%2050)%20provides%20for%20a%20reduced,Allegheny%20County%20tax%20purposes%20only.

County property owners with primary residences here are eligible to have the property assessment value of their home reduced by $18,000.00 for Allegheny County Tax purposes only.

The Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

https://www.revenue.pa.gov/IncentivesCreditsPrograms/PropertyTaxRentRebateProgram/Pages/default.aspx

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is supported by the Pennsylvania State Lottery.  It benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older.  The income limits is $35,000.00 a year for homeowners and $15,000.00 a year for renters.

You must apply with the State of Pennsylvania.

Real Estate Property Tax – Whitehall Borough

Whitehall Borough levies a Real Estate Property Tax on all real property within its boundaries at a rate of 4.92 mills.

Tax Notices are issues annually on February 15th.  Taxpayers subject to this tax may take a 2% discount off the face amount of the tax by paying the amount due before April 15th.  Taxes remaining unpaid on June 15th or later are subject to a penalty of 10% of the tax amount.

Payments cannot be accepted after December 31st per State Law.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Sgattoni at 412-881-1644 or ksgattoni@bwschools.net

Real Estate Property Tax – Baldwin Whitehall School District

Baldwin Whitehall School District tax bills are mailed annually on July 1st.  Installment payments are due August 31st, October 31st and December 31st.

Payments cannot be accepted after December 31st per State Law. 

To pay your Baldwin Whitehall School District Taxes online, please visit www.bwschools.net/taxpayment

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Sgattoni at 412-881-1644 or ksgattoni@bwschools.net

Earned Income Tax

Whitehall Borough residents are subject to an Earned Income Tax on personal income at a rate of 1.7%.  Of that, 1.2% is levied by Whitehall Borough and 0.5% is levied by the Baldwin Whitehall School District.

Taxpayers whose employers fail to withhold the Earned Income Tax are required to submit a quarterly tax return and estimated tax on or before April 30th, July 31st and October 31st of the current calendar year and on or before January 31st of the succeeding year.

All residents subject to Earned Income Tax must submit a final return to Jordan Tax Services no later than April 15th of the succeeding year.

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Tax Services, Inc. at 412-835-5243

Delinquent Taxes

If you do not pay your taxes, a lien will be placed against your property, which means the taxes plus accrued interest must be paid before the property can be sold or transferred to new ownership.

Delinquent Whitehall Borough Property Taxes are collected by Jordan Tax Service

Payments can be mailed to:

102 Rahway Road
McMurray, PA 15317

412-835-5243

Delinquent Baldwin Whitehall School District Property Taxes are collected by Weiss Burkardt Kramer

Payments can be mailed to:

445 Fort Pitt Blvd.
Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-391-0177

Local Services Tax

Individuals employed within Whitehall Borough are subject to this $52.00 tax.  $47.00 of which is paid to Whitehall Borough and $5.00 of which is paid to Baldwin Whitehall School District.

This tax is not imposed on anyone whose total annual income is less than $12,000.

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Tax Services, Inc. at 412-835-5243

Property Value Assessments

Allegheny County is responsible for assessing the value of all property within the County.  Please visit their website for more information or to file an appeal.

Business Taxes

The Borough levies a 1.7% tax on the net profits of a business (except corporations) located within its boundaries.

Net profits are subject to collection on a quarterly basis.  Businesses are required to submit a quarterly tax return and estimated tax on or before April 30th, July 31st and October 31st of the calendar year, and on or before January 31st of the succeeding year.

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Tax Services, Inc. at 412-835-5243