UPDATE! COVID-19: Tax Information
County and Municipal Property Tax
On Monday, April 27th the Board of Supervisors signed a resoltution extending the flat rate period for payment of Township Property Taxes. This is consistent with changes implemented by Berks County earlier in the month. So, what does this mean exactly?
In a normal year, property tax payments made in March and April are afforded a 2% discount, payments made in May or June are considered flat period (no discount, no penalty), and any payments made after June 30th are subject to a 10% penalty.
This year under the new guidance, the payment schedule is as follows:
Payments made in March or April: 2% discount
Payments made May - September 30th: Flat Period (no discount/no penalty)
Payments made after September 30th: 10% penalty period
The IRS and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue have extended the INCOME TAX RETURN filing and payment date from April 15th, 2020 to July 15th, 2020. The Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau is also following that same extension.
Please note, this extension applies only to your personal income taxes normally due by April 15th. There have been no changes to property tax deadlines.
Business Privilege Tax
The Exeter School District has extended the Business Privilege Tax return filing and payment deadline from April 15th to July 15th, 2020.
Tax Collector Office Hours Change
The Tax Collector’s office is currently closed to the public. Residents are encouraged to mail their tax payment to: PO Box 4216, Reading, PA 19606 or place your payment in the drop box outside the office at 10 Fairlane Road.
Residents can leave messages at 610-779-8055, voicemails are being checked and calls being returned.