2012 Changes in Earned Income Tax

 

Information video from Keystone Municipal Collections  

  

With the passage of Act 32 in 2008 there are significant changes coming to the collection of Earned Income Tax.  There will now be one tax collector per county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The exception is Allegheny County which will have four collectors- one being the City of Pittsburgh and the other three separated by the rivers. 

 

 

Shaler Township's Earned Income Tax will be collected by Keystone Municipal Collections beginning with the tax year 2012.  

 

Shaler Township will continue to collect all taxes for the year 2011 as well as prior years.  Your final return for 2011 (due April 15, 2012) will still be returned to Shaler Township.  As the Township will no longer be collecting the Earned Income Tax there will be no tax credits issues from 2011 to 2012.  If you are overpaid the Township will refund the money to you or you can donate it to the Shaler North Hills Library.

Another requirement of this law is that employers must now deduct earned income tax for their employees.  Your employer will be asking you to complete a Certificate of Residency that you must return to them.  They will be asking for Shaler Township Political Subdivision Code (PSD) which is 711204 and the tax rate for Shaler Township / Shaler Area School District which totals one percent (1%).  Failure to provide your employer with the proper PSD code will result in lost revenues for the Township and your earned income tax being paid to another taxing jurisdiction.  If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Keystone Municipal Collections at www.keystonecollects.com or the Township at
412-486-9700.

Shaler Township Earned Income Tax for 2011 and Prior Years

In accordance with Pennsylvania Act 511 and Shaler Township Ordinance 1121, all residents of Shaler Township who receive earnings are subject to Earned Income Tax of one percent (1%) of the gross income.  This is due and payable quarterly.  If not paid on the specified due date, it is subject to added interest and penalty charges. 

Failure to remit for any reason quarterly payments of at least eighty (80%) percent of the income earned or net profits received in a particular quarter will result in interest and penalty charges.  A final return stating the gross income is required at the end of each year.  A copy of all W-2 forms and other pertinent schedules must be submitted with the final return.

Due Dates for Quarters

1st Quarter Form Due April 30th
2nd Quarter Form Due July 31st
3rd Quarter Form Due October 31st
4th Quarter Form Due Jan 31st of the following year
Final Return Form Due April 15th of the following year

 

Self Employed: If you are self employed, pay on your net income.  You must provide copies of your schedules with your final return form. 

Due dates for self employed are as follows:

1st Quarter Form Due April 15th
2nd Quarter Form Due June 15th
3rd Quarter Form Due September 15th
4th Quarter Form Due Jan 15th of the following year
Final Return Form Due April 15th of the following year