It’s Pretty! Too Bad New Tax Bill Won’t Be Much Enjoyed

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SANATOGA PA – It’s unfortunate, Jennifer Marsteller agreed Monday (March 3, 2014), that such a happy color is accompanied by such usually unwanted news.

Marsteller, Lower Pottsgrove’s tax collector, reported to the Board of Comissioners that 2014 bills for Montgomery County, township fire services, and general township taxes were officially mailed March 1 and are being delivered this week by U.S. Postal Service workers. The bills are printed on paper that’s a handsome shade of robin’s egg blue. She chooses a different color each year to quickly identify where the revenue should be attributed.

The tax bills are due and payable without penalty at her office, in Suite 1 of 1954 E. High St., Sanatoga PA, by June 30. Taxpayers who ante up by or before April 30 earn a 2-percent discount on the face amount. Those who pay on July 1 or later face a 10-percent penalty fee.

Like the bills themselves, most payments get mailed in. For those interested in actually meeting a living person before they part with their cash, however, Marsteller’s office hours are:

  • Mondays from 4-7 p.m., except the first Monday of each month when she closes at 6:30 p.m.;
  • Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon; and
  • from March through June on the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Hours also are available by appointment. To make one, call 610-326-6960.

Marsteller has planned for foot-draggers, stragglers and last-minute types, too. Just before the April discount period expires, her office will be open April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, April 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to noon and 4-7 p.m., and April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon and 2-7 p.m. Similarly, just before the penalty period kicks in, Marsteller will be available June 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, and June 30 from 9 a.m. to noon and 2-7 p.m.

Another shot over the property owners’ bow will be fired about July 1. That’s when the Pottsgrove School District tax bills are due to be sent out.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ March 3 meeting):

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