As a resident, landlord, or business in Coatesville, your tax obligations contribute to funding essential city services and community development. Whether it’s taxes on income, property taxes, local services taxes, or real estate transfer taxes, your financial contributions play a vital role in the growth and prosperity of our city. By fulfilling your tax responsibilities, you actively contribute to building a stronger community and ensuring Coatesville remains a great place to live and thrive.
Current Tax and Solid Waste Payments
The finance department is responsible for handling billing and collecting taxes and solid waste fee for the City. This applies to CURRENT taxes only and includes property taxes, local income taxes on income, and various assessments. Our objective is to efficiently and accurately assess and collect these taxes, as they provide the necessary funds to support essential city services and initiatives. The City uses professional firms to perform key collection and reporting duties.
Since several municipalities are within the 19320 zip code, one way to help identify if the City is your waste hauler is to verify your address is within the City limits. One way to identify this is to verify your real estate tax parcel number begins with “16-“. This number can be found on your real estate/solid waste invoice which is mailed annually early in each February.
Payments made by the end of March are entitled to a 2% discount. If paid in April or May the full invoice amount is due. Payments made after May 31 start adding a 10% penalty.
The City is not responsible for Coatesville Area School District Taxes. These are typically mailed during summer months. For School District Tax questions, their contact information is:
Payments due to the County or to Portnoff are called Delinquent, which could result in additional fees, penalties and interest being payable.
Tax Forms for Self-Employed Individuals
Tax payments for self-employed individuals and 1099 contractors are collected by Keystone Collections Group. For individuals filing taxes, we advise downloading and accessing the necessary forms on the Keystone Collections Group website to ensure a smooth and efficient tax filing process. Please note: The City of Coatesville is not responsible for Commonwealth or Federal forms – see PA.gov or IRS.gov. We understand the importance of providing accessible resources, and we are committed to assisting you in fulfilling your tax obligations to stay compliant with the City of Coatesville’s tax requirements.
Business tax payments for the City of Coatesville are collected byKeystone Collections Group. Here, you can conveniently access a wide range of tax forms specifically designed for businesses operating within our city. Our goal is to provide you with easy access to the necessary forms, including forms related to business income taxes, sales taxes, or any other tax-related documentation.
Act 511, also known as Local Tax, is a local tax imposed on various transactions within the city limits, including earned income, real estate transfer, local services, and amusement taxes. The Act 511 Local Tax is subject to specific regulations and guidelines set forth by commonwealth law. The City of Coatesville works diligently to administer this tax in a fair and transparent manner, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements. By fulfilling their tax obligations, individuals and businesses actively participate in the growth and development of Coatesville, contributing to the overall prosperity and success of the city.
Earned Income Tax Rates
Earned Income Tax (EIT) is a vital revenue source for the City of Coatesville, imposed on individuals who earn income within the city limits.
PSD Codes and 2023 Earned Income Tax Sheet PSD Codes (political subdivision codes) are six-digit numbers that uniquely identify each municipality—township, borough, city—in Pennsylvania. PSD Codes play an integral role in assisting employers and tax collectors to remit and distribute the correct amount of local Earned Income Tax to the correct taxing jurisdictions. View the Earned Income Tax (EIT) sheet for more information.
Real Estate Transfer Tax
The transfer tax is paid when property is sold. When you transfer real estate within the City of Coatesville, a Real Estate Transfer Tax is applied to the transaction. This tax is based on the property’s value and is paid by either the buyer or the seller.
City of Coatesville: 1.5%
Coatesville Area School District: 0.5%
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: 1.0%
Total Transfer Tax Rate: 3.0%
Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA)
The Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program is designed to encourage property improvements by offering a graduated payment plan for tax assessments. If you’re considering making improvements to a building or property within the designated LERTA district, you can may be able to benefit from this program, as only certain types of buildings or intended uses qualify. As an example:
• Current property tax assessment: $100,000
• After repair/improvement tax assessment: $150,000
• Tax payments continue at the base assessment level but the differential ($50,000 assessment value) is graduated over five years.