This office collects the the following:
Springfield Township real estate taxes - the 2016 millage rate is 3.676 (the same as 2015(
Montgomery County real estate taxes - the 2016 millage rate is 3.459
Refuse Service fee - the 2016 rate is $195.44
All of the above comes on one tax bill which are mailed in early February. If you do not receive a bill by Feb 24th, please contact me.
A 2% discount is allowed if the bill is paid in full on or before March 31st
The "Face" amount is due on or before May 31st
If County/Township taxes are not paid by May 31st a 10% Penalty will be added to the tax bill.
All tax bills that are not paid by December 31st each year will be sent to the Montgomery County Tax Claim Bureau for collection.
2016-17 School tax bills were mailed in early July.
The 2016-2017 millage rate is 31.6638.
The Homestead Reduction (if qualified) is $336.40. This amount changes each year.
(see "News" page for more information).
If taxes are paid ON OR BEFORE August 31, 2016 a 2% discount can be applied.
The "Face" amount is due ON OR BEFORE October 31st.
A 10% penalty will be added if payment is received AFTER October 31st.
The School tax bill can be paid in 3 installments but only IF the first installment is made on or before July 31st
(the due date in 2016 will be August 1st since July 31st is a Sunday).
No discount is allowed if the bill is paid in installments.
The second installment must then be paid on or before September 30th* and the third and final installment is due on or before November 30th.
If the 2nd and/or 3rd installments are paid after their respective dues dates, a 10% penalty will be added.
If the envelope shows a LEGIBLE United States postmark on or before the due date, payment will be accepted after the due date.
Without a legible postmark, the payment will be returned and an additional amount may be owed.
Postage meters do not apply because the date only proves when postage was affixed, not when payment was actually mailed.
Reminder letters are sent in November of each year if taxes (County/Township/School/Interim) and/or Refuse fees are still owed.
If you do not receive a letter, you can assume that your taxes are paid in full.
If you do receive a letter and you feel that it is in error, please provide proof of payment such as a canceled check, mortgage statement, etc. and contact me immediately.
The millage for the County Township tax bills is voted on in December
and the millage for the School tax bills is voted on in June of each year.
I do not have any information about how much taxes will be until then.
All tax bills for the current year must be paid on or before December 31st (postmark does not apply at the end of the year).
If a payment is not RECEIVED by December 31st - information on taxes owed will be sent to the Montgomery County Tax Claim Bureau for collection.
When a property is transferred/sold/refinanced, etc. a Tax Certification is required.
I provide them to Title companies, mortgage companies and/or tax servicing companies.
The fee for a tax cert is $35. Please allow at least 5-10 business days for processing.
If you need a RUSH certification, the expedited fee is $50 as is usually done in 24 hours, or less. See Tax Certification page & FAQs page for more information.
I gladly help people understand their tax bills and offer aid to those who need assistance applying for senior citizen and Disabled Veterans tax assistance.
Forms for tax rebates or Homestead Exemption can be found on the links on the "News" page of this website.
I do NOT handle Springfield's Earned Income Taxes nor do I provide forms for this tax or any other type of tax return.
Please contact your employer and/or Springfield Township (215-836-7600) for more information about your EIT.
I also cannot answer questions regarding your personal income taxes (state or federal).
I do not take any responsibility for any tax forms (or other paperwork) sent to me by mistake. I DO NOT forward paperwork to the proper authority, I send it back to you, but if it is time sensitive,
It is the responsibility of the person who sent the paperwork to me in error to pick it up (or send someone on their behalf to pick it up)
during the tax collection hours at the Springfield Library.