Tax Information

County Real Estate Tax - The Lancaster County Treasurer handles the county real estate tax. Bills are normally mailed by April 1 of each year. The Lancaster County Treasurer can be reached at (717) 299-8222, 150 North Queen Street, PO Box 1447, Lancaster PA 17605. The 2017 county milleage rate is 3.735 mills.

Municipal Real Estate Tax - West Donegal Township collects municipal real estate taxes from all properties within the township. The Lancaster County Treasurer mails and collects the township's real estate tax bills. Bills are normally mailed by April 1 of each year. The Lancaster County Treasurer can be reached at (717) 299-8222, 150 North Queen Street, PO Box 1447, Lancaster PA 17605. The 2017 municipal milleage rate is 2 mills.

School District Real Estate Tax - West Donegal Township is a part of the Elizabethtown Area School District. The school district collects real estate taxes on all properties within the township. As the school district operated on a July-June fiscal year, real estate tax bills are normally mailed in July of each year. The school district can be reached at (717) 367-1521, 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown PA 17022. The 2017 school district milleage rate is 20.845 mills.

Earned Income Tax - All employers who operate within West Donegal Township are required to withhold Earned Income Taxes from every employee. The persons subject to Tax and applicable Tax rates are as set forth in the applicable Enactment. Persons subject to Tax as set forth in the Enactment might include: (1) as to the Resident Tax, individuals who are Residents of a Pennsylvania municipality or school district; and (2), as to the Nonresident Tax, individuals who are not Residents of a Pennsylvania municipality with respect to any Occupation engaged in  within the boundaries of the Pennsylvania municipality. The Nonresident Tax applies to all earned income or net profits derived by an individual who is not a  Resident from any work, business, profession, or activity of any kind engaged in within the boundaries of the municipality. Employers are required to submit the tax quarterly to the Lancaster Tax Collection Bureau. Click here for more information on the Earned Income Tax.

Local Service Tax - All employers who operate within West Donegal Township are required to withhold $52.00 per year from every employee. An individual is subject to the Tax if the individual engages in an Occupation within the boundaries of a Taxing Authority. The Tax is triggered by where the individual works, not where the individual lives, and not where the Employer headquarters is located or where payroll checks are prepared or initiated. The Tax applies to individuals who are residents of the Taxing Authority, and also to individuals who are not residents of the Taxing Authority. The Tax applies unless exemption is established based on low income or otherwise in accordance with the Regulations. Employers are required to submit the tax quarterly to the Lancaster Tax Collection Bureau. Click here for more information on the Local Service Tax.

Employers and residents can find their withholding rates by accessing the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Municipal Statistics web site by entering the work and home address of the employee.