On November 25, 2008, the Township of Shaler passed Ordinance Number 1871.  This Ordinance defines the amount and collection of the Local Services Tax. 

The tax rate is $52.00 per year for all persons gainfully employed or headquartered (except for payroll purposes) and/or performing work or services from an office or other fixed place of business in Shaler Township for any period of time in the calendar year.

Another important change with this Ordinance is that the Township of Shaler will collect the tax.  Remittance will no longer be directed to the Shaler Area School District.

Please note the following important changes regarding implementation of this tax:

  • Employees earning less than $12,000.00 per year in total earned income and net profits from all sources WITHIN THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION are exempt from payment of this tax.
  • Employees can request an upfront exemption, rather than pay the tax and then wait until the end of the year to receive a refund.
  • Employers are required to withhold the tax on a pro-rated basis based on the number of pay periods per calendar year.  If employees are paid weekly, the withholding would be $1.00 per pay.  If employees are paid semi-monthly, the withholding will be $2.16 per pay period.
  • If an employee leaves your employment during the course of the year no additional payments are required by either the employer or employee.

Please review the rules and regulations, FAQS and downloadable forms for additional information regarding this tax.  Click here for LST forms

Please direct all inquiries to Shaler Township, 300 Wetzel Road, Glenshaw,  PA  15116 or 412-486-9700.