TAXES

Tax Types and Payments

The Borough collects taxes of various types that are payable via different means. Review the types of taxes, rates and how to pay. 

School Taxes

Baldwin Whitehall School District taxes were mailed on July 1st. There will be a 30 day extension of the discount period for the Baldwin Whitehall School District Taxes for 2020 only to 9/30/20. All other due dates remain the same including installment option of 8/31, 10/31, 12/31.
Please check back to see if IN PERSON COLLECTION DATES will be available due to Covid19.
The SCHOOL DISTRICT is now accepting Credit Card payments at www.bwschools.net/taxpayment.(THIRD PARTY FEE WILL APPLY)
If you have any questions, please contact the Whitehall Borough Tax Collector, Kelly Sgattoni at 412-881-1644 or ksgattoni@bwschools.net

Earned Income

The earned income tax is 1.7% on personal income, 1.2% levied by Whitehall Borough and .5% levied by Baldwin-Whitehall School District.

Taxable income includes, but is not limited to:

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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 30, July 31 and October 31 of the calendar year, and on or before January 31 of the succeeding year. 

All residents subject to either tax must submit a final return no later than April 15th of the succeeding year, e.g. in April 2020 for 2019 earnings.

Jordan Tax Service, Inc. collects the earned income tax.

Real Estate Tax Information

The Borough levies a real estate tax on all real property at the rate of 4.42 mills on each thousand dollars of assessed valuation. 

Real estate tax notices are issued on February 15th of each year. Taxpayers subject to this tax may take a 2% discount off the face amount of the tax by paying the amount due in full within the two-month discount period (February 15 – April 15). Taxes remaining unpaid on June 15 or later each year are subject to a penalty of 10% of the tax amount.

Borough Tax Collector, Kelly Sgattoni, collects the real estate taxes

Property Tax Relief

There are three opportunities for property tax relief.

Act 77: Senior Citizen Tax Relief Program

Act 50: Homestead/Farmstead Act

The Pennsylvania Property Tax or Rent Rebate Program

Realty Transfer Tax Information

The Borough levies a realty transfer tax in the amount of 3/4 of 1% (.75%) of the value of the real estate sold or transferred, subject to certain limitations. 

Local Services Tax

The local services tax is $52. It is broken down as follows:

$47 to Whitehall Borough

$5 to Baldwin-Whitehall School District


You are subject to this tax if your place of employment is within Whitehall Borough.

Local Services Tax is not imposed on anyone whose total income during the tax year is less than $12,000.

Jordan Tax Service, Inc. collects the local service tax.

Business Taxes

The Borough levies a 1.2% tax on the net profits of a business, except corporations, located in the Borough. 

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

Jordan Tax Service, Inc. collects taxes on net profits.

What taxes do you collect?

Kelly Sgattoni collects current real estate taxes for Whitehall Borough and the Baldwin-Whitehall School District.

Where can I pay my taxes in person?

During the final two weeks of the discount period for both Whitehall Borough and Baldwin-Whitehall School District Real Estate Tax seasons, dates and times will be on the bottom of your tax bill stating when “in-person” taxes will be collected at the Whitehall Borough Building.

If these hours are not convenient, you may drop off your taxes Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Borough Administration Office where it will be placed in the Tax Collector’s mail box, however a paid receipt WILL NOT be available at that time.

You must leave a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a receipt will be mailed to you.

Where would I mail my payment and how will I get a receipt?

You can also mail your payments to 3584 Reiland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.  If you would like a receipt, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and a receipt will be mailed to you.

Do you accept credit cards?

No.

Can I pay in installments? If so, what are those due dates?

No for the Borough tax. There is no provision to pay in installments for the municipal tax. 

You may pay in 3 installments for the School Tax.  The due dates for the installment program is 8/31, 10/31 and 12/31.

What if I would like to appeal my assessment?

 This is done through Allegheny County.

When do my Real Estate taxes become delinquent?

 I must send all unpaid taxes to Jordan Tax Service in January.  So, the last day that I am able to accept payment is January 10th. Any tax payments received after that date will be forwarded to Jordan Tax Service.

Do you collect delinquent tax payments?

No, they are collected by the Borough’s and School District’s delinquent tax collector.

Send Delinquent BOROUGH Payments To:

JORDAN TAX SERVICE
102 RAHWAY RD
MCMURRAY, PA 15317

412.835.5243

 

Send Delinquent SCHOOL DISTRICT Payments To:

WEISS BURKARDT KRAMER
445 FORT PITT BLVD.
SUITE 503
PITTSBURGH, PA 15219

412.391.0177

Where do I find information regarding Property Tax Relief?

Property Tax Relief questions should be directed to Allegheny County.

This includes both questions on the Homestead Act 50 (County ONLY) and Senior Relief ACT 77 programs(County and Borough ONLY).

Please contact them for appropriate forms and to see if you qualify.

412.350.4636 (INFO) Option 2

When are millage rates set?

Typically they are set in December for Whitehall Borough and June for Baldwin Whitehall School District.

Some Additional Notes:

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Taxes are due and payable as prescribed by law, whether or not a Tax Bill has been received by the taxpayer. The Tax Collector will not be held responsible if a bill is not received.

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IF A BANK OR MORTGAGE COMPANY ESCROWS YOUR TAX MONEY, PLEASE FORWARD A COPY OF YOUR TAX BILL TO THEM IMMEDIATELY.

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If a Check is returned for any reason a $25.00 fee must be paid.

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 In order to earn discounts or avoid penalty, payments must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before the payment due dates as shown on the bill.

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If a receipt is desired you must return both copies of the tax bill with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

2020 WHITEHALL BOROUGH TAX BILLS

Not receiving your Tax Bill does not relieve you of your responsibility to pay your Taxes in a timely manner. 

COLLECTION DAYS and HOURS FOR TAXES:

April 8: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

April 9: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

April 13: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

April 14: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

April 15: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Questions? Concerns?

Earned Income Taxes

Jordan Tax Service, Inc.
412.835.5243 or 724.731.2300
custsvc@jordantax.com

Property Taxes &
Borough Finance 

Vincent G. Yevins
412.884.0505, ext. 323
vyevins@whitehallboro.org

Kelly Sgattoni
412.881.1644
ksgattoni@bwschools.net

Questions? Concerns?

Earned Income Taxes

Jordan Tax Service, Inc.
412.835.5243 or 724.731.2300
custsvc@jordantax.com


Borough Finance 

Vincent G. Yevins
412.884.0505, ext. 323
vyevins@whitehallboro.org

Property Taxes

Kelly Sgattoni
412.881.1644
ksgattoni@bwschools.net