The township’s bills to collect real property taxes on behalf of the Pottsgrove School District, and per capita taxes for both itself and the schools, were mailed July 8 (2011) from Marsteller’s East High Street, Sanatoga PA, offices. That gave taxpayers 23 days in July to pay, or start making payments on, the bills which are due without penalty by Nov. 8.
They paid at an average rate of $528 per day, according to figures Marsteller supplied Monday (Aug. 1) to the Board of Commissioners during its first of two monthly meetings.
Marsteller announced she collected $12,621 and change during July. Of that, she added, $5,120 was in property taxes, and the remaining $7,501 was for per capita taxes.
Most payers can afford to get the per capita, or cost-per-head, fees into the mail quickly; they amount to $15 per person during 2011.
School taxes, on the other hand, often run into thousands of dollars per home. They take significantly longer to save for in many households. The state again this year will allow payment of school taxes only in three equal installments; the first is due to Marsteller by Aug. 15 … only 12 days away.
That probably means she will be reporting a wave next month.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ meeting of Aug. 1):
- July Tax Payments Trickle In At A Rate Of $528 Per Day
- Tax Settlements: An Awful Lot Of Paperwork To Net $677
- Lower Pottsgrove’s June 2011 Warrants Now Online
- Bridge, Guardrail Study Proposed For Pruss Hill Road
- Township 2009 Sex Offender Law ‘Might Not Stand Up’
- Commissioners OK KenCrest ‘Temporary’ Grenhouse
- Commissioners Gather For First August Meeting