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Tax Information

Real Estate Taxes

In Sharon Hill Borough, property owners receive three different real estate tax bills each year. Sharon Hill Borough and Delaware County tax bills are mailed in February. Southeast Delco School District tax bills are mailed in July. Real estate taxes are based on a millage rate which is determined by each of these governing bodies each year and assessment amount.

The 2022 millage rate for Sharon Hill Borough is 5.462 mills (same as 2021). Southeast Delco School District operates on a Fiscal Calendar, from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 and the millage rate for this period is 31.2716 mills.

How are real estate taxes calculated?

Real estate taxes are calculated by multiplying the local millage rate (property tax rate) by 1/1000th of the assessed value of the property. To calculate, take your ASSESSED value and divide by 1000, then multiply by the millage rate.

Please note: Property assessments are set by the County.

Sample Calculation of Sharon Hill Borough tax:

If your home is assessed at $150,000:
$150,000 ÷ 1000 = 150 x 5.462 = $819.30

Who is responsible for paying real estate taxes?

All owners listed on the deed of a property are legally responsible for paying the full amount of the real estate tax.

Failure to receive a bill does not alleviate you from the responsibility.

Original tax bills are mailed to the homeowner, not the mortgage company. If funds are held in escrow to pay real estate taxes, avoid duplicate or missed payments by checking with your lender to determine payment expectations. Failure to pay property taxes can result in a tax lien or foreclosure. If necessary, contact the tax collector for a copy of the tax bill. Duplicate bill fees apply.

 

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Tax Collector – Sharon Hill Borough

ToniAnne Martinez (Toni), the elected Tax Collector, is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of Sharon Hill Borough and Southeast Delco School District-Sharon Hill Real Estate Taxes.  All tax related inquiries should be directed to Mrs. Martinez, preferably by email.

Please note: The Tax Collector does not work from the Sharon Hill Borough Municipal Office.

Tax payments are to be mailed into the bank lockbox with tax bill. Tax Certifications are NOT acceptable tax bills.

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Tax Billing Information

The property tax data base used for all regular borough, school district and county tax billing are maintained by Delaware County.  If your tax bill requires a name, ownership, or address change, you must notify the county.  Contact the Delaware County Board of Assessment office at 610-891-4879 for further information. You can also request the change of address/name form from the Tax Collector via email only.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the tax payer from making payment of taxes imposed.  All owners listed on the deed of a property are legally responsible for paying the full amount of the real estate tax.  If you do not receive a tax bill, contact the tax collector.

Duplicate tax bills and tax certifications are available through your local tax collector.

 

Sharon Hill Borough Billing Information

Borough taxes are billed February 1 of each year.

  • If paid on or before March 31, a 2% discount will apply.
  • If paid between April 1 and May 31, the face amount is due.
  • If paid June 1 and before December 31, a 10% penalty will apply.

After December 31, the year is closed and all unpaid real estate taxes are filed with the Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau, trash and sewer fees are filed with MRRS and both will be subject to a filing fee and additional interest and must be paid to the County Tax Claim Bureau or MRRS for sewer and trash fees.

Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau
Government Center Building
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063
610-891-4284

Municipal Resource Recovery Systems, (MRRS LLC)
17 Veterans Square, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 1391
Media, PA  19063
(610) 565-1396

 

Delaware County Billing Information

County taxes are billed February 1 of each year and are collected by the County of Delaware.

Delaware County Tax Office
Government Center Building
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063
610-891-4280

 

Southeast Delco School District Billing Information

School District taxes are billed July 1 of each year.

For more information, see your school district tax bill, contact the Tax Collector or visit www.sedelco.org

Please do not contact the borough office for school district tax information.

How do I file an application for Homestead exclusion?

  • To receive a Homestead/Farmstead exclusion on your property, you must request an application from your school district. Once you are determined eligible, you will receive the exclusions that have been implemented by your school district.
  • The filing deadline for qualified applicants to receive consideration for a Homestead exemption for property taxes is March 1. Residents can only apply through their school district during the open enrollment period, which occurs every December 15 through March 1 of the following year. There is no application fee.
  • Any property owner in need of a Homestead exemption application must contact their local school district to receive the application.
  • Once you complete the application, you must send it to: Board of Assessment, c/o Homestead Coordinator, 201 W. Front St., Media, PA 19063. Once the application is received in the Board of Assessment, that office will mail you a response within 30 days.

For more information on the Homestead Exclusion Program or to request an application, contact Mrs. Sherilla Cuff at 610-522-4300 x5390

How to Make a Tax Payment

Both Borough and School Tax Payments are expected to be mailed to their designated Bank Lockboxes noted on the tax bill. Do NOT leave tax payments at the Borough office in the Tax Collector Mailbox.

Tax payments made by mail must be postmarked on or before the due date.

 

Acceptable means of payment:

  • Check or Money Orders payable to “Borough of Sharon Hill” or “Southeast Delco School District-Sharon Hill” (in payment of Borough or School taxes respectively).
  • Memo field should note the folio number or address

*Cash and credit cards are not accepted. *

How to obtain a paid receipt:

  1. When mailing your payment, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the original (entire page) or a photocopy of the tax bill. Your portion or photocopy will be stamped, dated, initialed and returned to you. You will need to make a copy of school installment bills and all interim bills.
  2. Homeowners with escrow accounts requiring receipts, the same process applies, send your entire tax bill or a photocopy to me OR drop at the borough office (in tax collector white mailbox) and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Once your mortgage company has made payment, I will return your receipt.

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Tax Collector

ToniAnne Martinez (Toni), the elected Tax Collector, is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of Sharon Hill Borough and Southeast Delco School District-Sharon Hill Real Estate Taxes.  All tax related inquiries should be directed to Mrs. Martinez, preferably by email.

Please note: The Tax Collector does not work from the Sharon Hill Borough Municipal Office.

Tax payments are to be mailed into the bank lockbox with tax bill. Tax Certifications are NOT acceptable tax bills.

 

Request for Tax Certifications and Duplicate Bills

Taxing and escrow agencies requesting tax certifications or duplicate bills must mail their request and payments to:

ToniAnne Martinez
Tax Collector, Sharon Hill Borough
P.O.  Box 1032
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

OVERNIGHT PARCEL ADDRESS:
ToniAnne Martinez
Tax Collector, Sharon Hill Borough
250 Sharon Ave.
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

Tax cert and duplicate bill fee checks are payable to “ToniAnne Martinez“.  The request should clearly state the year(s) and jurisdiction (borough and/or school).

The Tax Cert fee is $25 per folio, per year per jurisdiction.

Example A: Borough and School cert for 1 year -total due is $50

The Duplicate Bill fee is $8 per folio. The request must also contain the e-mail address where the tax certification or duplicate bill will be sent. Tax certifications and duplicate bills will not be faxed or mailed.

The fee for rush orders, where a turnaround is without receipt of payment is $10. In addition, copies of the request and payment check should be e-mailed to tonianne328@hotmail.com

A research fee of $25, in the form of a check made payable to “ToniAnne Martinez“, is required for each time the tax collector is requested by a third party company to research folio information.

Fees should be remitted in a check, separate from the tax payments, and should be mailed to:

ToniAnne Martinez
Tax Collector, Sharon Hill Borough
P.O.  Box 1032
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

OVERNIGHT PARCEL ADDRESS:
ToniAnne Martinez
Tax Collector, Sharon Hill Borough
250 Sharon Ave.
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

The Delaware County Treasurer should be contacted for any County tax certifications or County duplicate bill requests.

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Local Income Taxes

Employers with work sites located in Pennsylvania are required to withhold and remit the local Earned Income Tax (EIT) and Local Services Tax (LST) on behalf of their employees working in Pennsylvania. Examples of business work sites include, but are not limited to: factories, warehouses, branches, offices and residences of home-based employees.

Visit the PA Department of Community & Economic Development website for more information regarding both taxes.

Local Services Tax

Effective in 2011, Sharon Hill Borough adopted a Local Services Tax (“LST”) at a rate of $52.00 annually those who are employed within the boundaries of Sharon Hill Borough. (Section of the Borough Code)

There are two (2) exemptions from the tax. There is an exemption for residents who make under $12,000.00. There is also an exemption for residents who are disabled Veterans or members of a reserve component of the armed forces called to active duty at any time during the year.

Sharon Hill Borough has appointed Keystone Collection Group to collect LST for the Borough. Please contact Keystone Collection Group directly to setup an account and/or receive additional information.

Contact Keystone Collection Group at 888-328-0565, or visit their website at https://keystonecollects.com

To claim an exemption, please follow the directions provided by Keystone Collection Group. Forms are available at https://keystonecollects.com

 

Earned Income Tax

Effective July 1, 2011, Sharon Hill Borough has a 1% Earned Income Tax (“EIT”). EIT requires Employees’ Residency Forms to be completed by each employee and returned to their employer, with the PSD code # 231104 for those residing in Sharon Hill Borough. This code will initiate a 1% withholding.

Should the employee be employed within Sharon Hill Borough, residing outside of Sharon Hill Borough, the employee should contact their municipality to obtain their residence’s PSD Code, or consult the Act 32 PSD Code list via the PA Department of Community and Economic Development website.

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