Yes. A Local Earned Income Tax Return must be filed annually by April 15.
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No, but you must register your business with the Zoning Department by completing a Zoning Use Application.
The number required is an Employer ID # and is issued by Berkheimer Associates. They can be reached at www.hab-inc.com.
The earned income tax has been levied by your resident taxing jurisdiction (i.e., the township, borough or school district in which you live). Earned income is defined as salaries, wages, commissions, bonuses, incentive payments, fees, tips and/or other compensation for services rendered, whether in cash or property, and whether paid directly to you or through an agent. In addition, the net profits of a business are subject to a net profits tax. Net profits are defined as the net income from the operation of a business, profession, or other activity, except corporations, after deductions for all operating costs and expenses incurred in conducting said business.
No. The tax withheld by your employer will be remitted to your resident taxing jurisdiction. It is still required that our questionnaire be answered by all residents.
No. If employed in Philadelphia, you may use the Philadelphia Wage Tax as a credit against your liability to your resident municipality, but the credit may not exceed the current tax rate for your local taxing jurisdiction. No refund or credit can be taken for any withholding greater than the current tax rate for your resident municipality.
Any individual working in a jurisdiction that levies the tax on residents and non-residents will have the tax withheld by their employer. If you work in a jurisdiction that does not tax non-residents, your employer is only required to withhold for those individuals who live in that jurisdiction. Occasionally, employers located in a jurisdiction where the tax is not levied will volunteer to withhold if your resident jurisdiction levies the tax.
The earned income tax will be collected directly from those who are:
- Salaried but self-employed in a side business
- Work in a municipality where the tax is not in place, or out of state
Those persons must file a declaration of the total of such estimated net profits or income, together with the total estimated tax due, with the Earned Income Tax Collector. Proper forms for reporting the quarterly payments will be sent to each person if liable.
State law, as well as the local tax resolutions and/or ordinances, make it a summary criminal offense if a taxpayer fails to file a tax return as required. This subjects the taxpayer to a fine not to exceed $500 per offense, plus the cost of prosecution. In default of payment of said fine and costs, the taxpayer may be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 30 days per offense. In addition, distress sale, wage attachment and/or civil suit proceedings may be used to collect any unpaid tax found to be due, and penalties and interest may also be assessed.
Yes. All residents must return a completed questionnaire. If you move within the tax year, you will receive a Local Earned Income Tax return in order to file for the period of time that you resided in a jurisdiction for which we are the tax administrator. If you have no earned income, we will update our records to reflect that information.
Forms are available from Berkheimer Associates. You can reach customer service and download forms from their website at https://www.hab-inc.com/
Please click here to view the Tax Appeal Regulations: Montgomery County TCC Appeal Process
You can also visit the Berkheimer Taxpayer Resource Center at: //www.hab-inc.com/taxpayer-resource-center/taxappeals