REAL ESTATE TAX INFORMATION
Every property owner will receive three (3) real estate tax bills annually.
Allegheny County: John Weinstein, County Treasurer, 412-350-4100
Sewickley Heights Borough: Nate Briggs, Tax Collector, 412-741-5119
Quaker Valley School District: Jordan Tax Service, 724-731-2300
2021 Real Estate Tax Millage Rates
Allegheny County: 4.73 mills (County tax bills are mailed in February)
Sewickley Heights Borough: 5.5 mills (Borough tax bills are mailed May 15)
Quaker Valley School District: 19.4711 mills (School tax bills are mailed July 1)
Sewickley Heights Borough Real Estate Tax Bills
Are mailed on May 15 of each year and are discounted 2% until July 15; are due at face until September 15; are delinquent after September 15 and are assessed a 10% penalty; and are liened on January 15 of the following year.
NON RECEIPT OF A TAX BILL DOES NOT PRECLUDE YOUR OBLIGATION TO PAY THE REAL ESTATE TAX DUE!
Change of Address:
You must inform the Allegheny County Change of Address Department (412-350-4100) if the mailing address for your tax bills has changed; or if you no longer have a mortgage company, or have changed your mortgage company. https://www.alleghenycounty.us/real-estate/changing-addresses.aspx
NO-LIEN LETTERS AND TAX CERTIFICATIONS
The no-lien letter application and detailed instructions can be found on the “Forms” page. Please allow at least ten (10) business days for processing, dependent upon submission of all requested information.
Tax Certification requests for Sewickley Heights Borough real estate taxes are to be submitted to:
Nate Briggs, Tax Collector
The Borough of Sewickley Heights
238 Country Club Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
A check in the amount of $25.00, payable to the Borough of Sewickley Heights Tax Collector, is to be submitted along with the Tax Certification request.
Please contact Jordan Tax Service for Tax Certification information regarding Quaker Valley School District real estate tax.
EARNED INCOME (WAGE) TAX - LOCAL TAX RETURNS
The quickest way to get your refund is to file online. If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator’s website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com.
Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your local tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income document that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).
Please note that the forms changed this year. If you will be claiming an out-of-state tax credit or if you work in Philadelphia, you may be eligible for a local earned income tax credit up to the amount you owe to your resident municipality. The worksheet on the back of the form will help you calculate your out-of-state tax credit (attach a copy of your out-of-state filing).
If you have questions regarding local tax filing, call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions to “Taxpayer Support” at www.keystonecollects.com.
Under PA Act 32, employers of Borough residents are required to withhold Earned Income Tax. These employers, as well as residents earning net profits from a business or profession, are required to remit the Earned Income Tax to the applicable tax collectors for their respective Tax Collection District. In turn, the tax collectors remit the Earned Income Tax collections to the Borough.
The Borough is in the Allegheny North Tax Collection District. Keystone Collections Group is the tax collector engaged by the Allegheny North Tax Collection District.
The withholding tax rate is 1% percent. This tax is distributed .5% to the Borough and .5% to the School District.
Forms of earned income include, without limitation, salaries, wages, commissions, bonuses, tips, fees, vacation payments, sick payments, severance payments, incentive payments, profit distributions, exercised stock options, deferred income from pensions and annuities, and net profits and earned income from businesses and professions.
As a resident of Sewickley Heights, it is important that you provide your employer with the correct PSD Code for Sewickley Heights – 711110. This ensures that the taxes are distributed to the correct municipality by Keystone Collections. We encourage you to verify this information with your employer.
If you change employers, please complete a Residency Certification Form, and submit this form to your employer. The Residency Certification Form can be found by clicking here.
DEED TRANSFER TAX
Upon the sale of a property, Allegheny County collects a 2% tax on the sale, known as the Realty Transfer Tax. The State portion is 1% of the sales price; the Borough and School District portions are .5% of the sales price, respectively.