Treasurer & Tax Office

From the Treasurer,

REAL ESTATE TAXES

The 2016 County and Municipal real estate tax notices are scheduled to be mailed on or before March 1 by a vendor used by Cumberland County. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR TAX BILL, please call the tax office so that we may help you determine why you didn’t receive a bill. Remember, we have no way of knowing if you didn’t receive a bill unless you tell us.

For those of you who travel South for the winter months, please be sure to notify my office what address you would like your bill(s) mailed to we’ll be sure to get a copy of your bill out to you, as tax bills are not forwarded.

PER CAPITA TAXES

Everyone over the age of 18 should be receiving a per capita bill each March. If you do not receive a bill, please call the tax office so that we can make sure you bill was mailed to the correct address or to make sure your name is on the tax rolls.

PER CAPITA TAXES FOR OVER 70

If you are over 70 years old or over and are paying your per capita tax during the discount period (March 1 through April 30, please be sure you put your birth date on the bill and sign your name. You will than only pay $4.90.

PER CAPITA TAXES FOR FULLTIME STUDENTS

Fulltime students only pay half of the per capita tax bill. If paid during the discount period (March 1 through April 30) only $4.90 when the payment is accompanied by a student from. Student forms are available to print on this page.

PER CAPITA TAXES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

While on active duty, military personnel only pay half of the per capita tax bill. If paid during the discount period (March 1 through April 30) only $4.90 is due. Please be sure to write you service affiliation on the bill and sign your name. Thank you for your service.

COMBINED PAYMENTS

Adding multiple bills together on one check is acceptable. Multiple real estate bills, per capita bills, or both, can be combined as long as they are all county /municipal bills. I only ask that you do not combine county /municipal bills with school district tax bills. Those are two separate accounts.

Please don’t hesitate to call the tax office with any questions you may have. The phone number is 901-9392.

Please consider paying your per capita bill upon receipt. Unfortunately, at the end of each year I have several thousand unpaid per capita bills. The law does not allow my office to collect taxes for prior years. All unpaid tax bills are turned over for delinquent collection. Significant, additional fees are added and the bill comes close to $40. I am sorry I cannot accept payment for prior years after Dec. 31 of any given year.

The Township no longer has assessors to add and delete names from the tax rolls. If your name does not appear on the County Tax rolls, or if you need to make changes to your existing bill, please click here. Complete and mail the form to Debbie Lupold, Treasure, 98 South Enola Enola, PA 17025.

Debbie Lupold, Treasurer

Address Corrections & Winter Addresses

If you would like to make a correction to your name or mailing address before next March’s tax bills go to print, please do so by submitting your changes in writing to the tax office. Mail them or drop them off at the office. This will to assure that you receive your bills in a timely manner.

If you maintain a winter address and would like to receive your tax bill somewhere other than your home address, please notify the tax office in writing. We ask that you do this each year, since we have no way of knowing if your plans change from year to year.If you would like to make a correction to your name or mailing address before next March’s tax bills go to print, please do so by submitting your changes in writing to the tax office. Mail them or drop them off at the office. This will to assure that you receive your bills in a timely manner.

If you maintain a winter address and would like to receive your tax bill somewhere other than your home address, please notify the tax office in writing. We ask that you do this each year, since we have no way of knowing if your plans change from year to year.


Certificates of Residency

If you require a certificate of residency to attend HACC, the East Pennsboro School District Administration Office at 890 Valley Street is the office that can furnish this form. A phone call to 732-3601 would be appreciated.

You must be on the tax rolls to obtain a certificate of residency


Unpaid Taxes

Please remember, by law I must return all unpaid tax bills to Cumberland County by the end of the year for collection. At the time, additional charges will be added to the amount due. Please be sure that you have paid you taxes or, if escrowed, to follow up with your mortgage company to verify that it has been paid in a timely manner. Also, be sure $10 per capita bill is paid. These small bills have significant additional fees added to them if not paid by the end of the year.


EMST Refunds

If your annual income is less than $ 12,000, you may qualify for a refund from the West Shore Tax Bureau. For your convenience, Application for EMST Refund forms are available in the tax office or on the West Shore Wage Tax Bureau website: www.westab.org


Bill Payer Checks

Bill payer checks have become a popular form of payment in the tax office. As convienent as this form is for residents, it can often times prevent timely posting of tax payments because the correct information is not provided.

If you have been taking advantage of the free bill payer services that local banks, credit unions or online banking offer, please make sure that some type of identification appears in the memo section of the check. If you are paying your personal per capita bill, please use the bill number that appears in the upper right hand corner. When paying your real estate taxes, please use the bill number , again located in the upper right hand corner of the bill. If you prefer, you may also use the parcel number that begins with either 09 or 45 and appears on your real estate tax bill.

We have had to return many check because we have no idea what the resident is trying to pay because no reference has been been made. These numbers help to assure that your payment is posted as you’ve intended.

*One a more unpleasant note, I must advise you that there will be a $20.00 service charge for all returned checks. This is the amount charged by both the Township & the School District. It is a direct result of the fee charged to me by the bank for returned checks. Please make sure that you have money in the bank before giving me a check.