ATTENTION TAXPAYERS: YOU HAVE BEEN FORWARDED FROM ROBERTDIDOMIZIO.COM TO OUR NEW TAX SITE!

(215) 723-7297
           tax@robertdidomizio.com

Mailing Address
PO Box 1415
Kulpsville PA 19443

Courier Address
1804 Robin Drive
Hatfield PA 19440

 

Make A Payment by Mail

A cashier’s check or money order are the only acceptable forms of payment for taxes from December 15 to December 31 EVERY YEAR.

The books have been closed for the 2023-24 North Penn School District property taxes and the Towamencin Township/Montgomery County taxes. 

All unpaid parcels have been sent for collection to Montgomery County Tax Claim. They will contact delinquent parcel owners.

We RECOMMEND taking the unstamped envelope to the counter of your preferred post office and purchasing a stamp and asking the clerk to hand stamp it with the current date. This will serve as your valid postmark.

Payments MUST be in the form of a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. 

We do not accept cash payments.

Allow plenty of time for your payment to reach us. The dated postmark on the envelope is used as proof of receipt. Please send the entire bill along with a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) if you would like a dated receipt mailed back to you.

Pay Special Attention to This Notice Regarding Electronic Check Payments

Electronic checks, or e-checks, are accepted, but we strongly discourage using them to pay taxes or time-sensitive bills. We DO NOT accept ACH direct deposit payments.

If the payee information IS NOT EXACTLY correct on the e-check, or it arrives late, it will be returned to your bank.

This form of payment typically does not carry a dated postmark from the United States Postal Service. Please allow at least 14 days for an e-check to arrive before a deadline.

Make A Payment in Person

THE OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

A cashier’s check or money order are the only acceptable forms of payment for taxes from December 15 to December 31.

A drop box is located on the street in front of the office at 1804 Robin Drive, Hatfield PA 19440, where you may deposit your payment at any time. The box is locked and checked several times a day. 

We do not accept credit cards or cash when paying in person.

Do Not Use Neighbors' Driveways

If you come to my office to use the dropbox or to visit in person, please respect my neighbors’ properties and DO NOT turn around using their driveways. My office can be reached from either end of Robin Drive.

Office Location, Hours & Visitation

The tax office entrance is located through the double doors on the far right front of the building. 

DO NOT attempt to approach the porch or enter through the front door.

THE TAX OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AND IS
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL THE SUMMER.

Anyone needing special assistance is encouraged to contact my office in advance of the visit.

The office is closed on weekends and Federal holidays. Dates and times subject to change without notice.

North Penn School Tax Installment Payment Option

THIS APPLIES TO THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR ONLY.

Pursuant to the Taxpayer Relief Act, 53 P.S. Section 6926.1502, taxpayers may elect an installment payment option under the following rules:

A taxpayer electing the installment payment option may pay the real estate tax in six (6) equal installment payments of one-sixth (1/6) of the full tax amount. The installments are due on or before July 31, August 31, September 30, October 31, November 30, and December 31 of the year in which the tax is levied. Any installment not paid in full by these dates is delinquent.

No 2% discount will be offered or applied to installment payments.

Payment of the first installment in full by July 31 will constitute taxpayer election to pay tax in installments. Installment payment is permitted only if the taxpayer elects by paying the first installment payment in full by July 31. If the taxpayer fails to meet this requirement, the full amount of the real estate tax is due on or before October 31, and the real estate tax is delinquent if not paid in full on or before October 31.

If a taxpayer makes the first installment payment by July 31 and fails to pay in full any subsequent installment by the installment due date, the installment not paid by the due date is delinquent, and a penalty will be added to the tax in the amount of seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the amount of the installment not paid by the installment due date. If the complete payment is not received by the due date of the final installment payment, the entire penalty indicated on the tax bill will be assessed. The sixth coupon carries a 45% penalty added on to the final one-sixth payment in December.

Any taxpayer may elect installment payment.

It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure timely subsequent payments even in the event the additional coupons are not received by the applicable due date. Once enrolled in installments, you may not decide to change and go back to pay the full bill.

A taxpayer who is delinquent by more than ten (10) days on more than two (2) installment payments shall be ineligible for the installment payment option in the following school fiscal year.

If the final installment is not received by the due date of December 31, a 5% penalty will be assessed on the ENTIRE FACE amount indicated on the original tax bill and it will then be turned over to the County Tax Claim Bureau for delinquent collection. At that point in time, additional penalties may be applied.

Information on the PA-1000 Property Tax/ Rent Rebate

Who is eligible for the rebate program?

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians aged 65 and older; widows and widowers aged 50 or older; and people with disabilities aged 18 and older.

How do I apply for the rebate?

Property tax/rent rebate applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2023 to be considered.

2022 Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2023 to be considered. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will begin mailing  and depositing rebates in early July 2023, as specified by law.

All applicable PA-1000 Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms can be found and downloaded at this link.

Download a PDF of the PA-1000 Property Tax/Rent Rebate brochure here.

Questions? Contact the PA Department of Revenue District Office in Norristown between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 610-270-1780. Its physical address is Second Floor Stony Creek Office Center, 151 W. Marshall St., Norristown, PA 19401-4739. 

Information on the North Penn Tax Rebate

ATTENTION TAXPAYERS

YOU MUST FIRST BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PA-1000 RENT REBATE PROGRAM BEFORE YOU CAN QUALIFY AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE NORTH PENN TAX REBATE PROGRAM.
 

Per North Penn School District, the rebate amount will be 90% of the rebate received through the Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program and will include eligible homeowners, renters, hybrid owners, and supplemental payments.

According to the 2023-24 North Penn Rebate Program resolution: 

Subject to the other provisions of this Resolution, during the 2023/2024 School District Fiscal Year, the School District shall pay a property tax rebate to each Claimant equal to the rebate amount received by the Claimant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including supplemental rebates, times the applicable Rebate Percentage Factor.  Any property tax rebate to be paid by the School District to an otherwise eligible Claimant in the 2023/2024 School District Fiscal Year shall be limited to the lesser of: (1) the excess of property taxes paid by the Claimant in the 2022 calendar year over the property tax rebate paid to the Claimant under the Act during the 2023/2024 School District Fiscal Year and (2) eight hundred seventy seven dollars and 50 cents ($877.50).  

Subject to the other provisions of this Resolution, during the 2023/2024 School District Fiscal Year, the School District shall pay a rent rebate to each Claimant equal to the rebate amount received by the Claimant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania times the applicable Rebate Percentage Factor.  Any rent rebate to be paid by the School District to an otherwise eligible Claimant in the 2023/2024 School District Fiscal Year shall be limited to the lessor of: (1) twenty (20) percent of gross rent actually paid in the 2022 calendar less any rent rebate paid to the Claimant under the Act during the 2023/2024 School District Fiscal Year and (2) five hundred eighty five dollars ($585.00).

 

Information on the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion

The Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion is administered by Montgomery County. 

Under a homestead or farmstead property tax exclusion, the assessed value of each homestead or farmstead is reduced by the amount of exclusion before the property tax is computed. 

You are not guaranteed a homestead or farmstead exclusion unless and until an additional income tax for purposes of granting a homestead or farmstead exclusion is approved by voter referendum or sufficient funds have been collected to permit property tax reduction allocations to be made by the Commonwealth. Initial property tax reductions funded by allocations from the Commonwealth took effect July 1, 2008.

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2006 provides for property tax reduction allocations to be distributed by the Commonwealth to each school district through a homestead or farmstead exclusion.

The homestead exemption allows you to save on property taxes by allowing the district to exclude a portion of your home’s value from assessment.

 

Who is eligible for the Homestead or Farmstead Exclusion?

Property owners must provide that the property in Towamencin Township is the primary residence. Commercial and rental properties do not qualify for the program. 

For school property tax relief, for tax year beginning July 1, 2023, property owners must file the form by the preceding March 1. For local property tax relief, for tax year beginning January 1, 2024, property owners must have the form postmarked by Dec. 15, 2023.

A Homestead Exclusion application can be downloaded here.

 

Why didn’t I get the Homestead or Farmstead Exclusion in my tax bill this year?

The exclusion is calculated automatically. If you are eligible, it is automatically billed into the tax bill, but only affects the next round of taxes. If you received approval this tax year, then you can expect to see it next year.

 Do I need to re-apply for the exclusion every year?

No. The property remains in the program unless its status changes, such as through a sale or if it becomes a rental property. The new owner would then have to re-apply to the program.

 

What are the Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion amounts for North Penn School District?

You can find out more about the school district’s Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions at this link.

You can find a Homestead Application, Homestead Removal and other exemption forms on the Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals website at this link.

We encourage everybody who is eligible to apply for the Exclusion because it saves money on your property tax bill.

What are the Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion amounts for Towamencin Township?

You can find out more about the township’s Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions at this link.

 

Information on Act 57 of 2022 Waiver of Penalty Charges

Mandated by the Department of Community and Economic Development, and enacted by Montgomery County, Act 57 of 2022 is effective for the tax year 2023. It applies to taxpayers in their first year of occupancy. It allows taxpayers to have penalties waived in the first 12 months of ownership, according to Montgomery County.

According to the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Act 57 of 2022 allows taxpayers who fail to receive a tax notice during their first year of occupancy to apply for a waiver from penalties and additional costs from the tax collector.

Act 57 of 2022 only applies to tax notices sent beginning in 2023. 

The waiver must be presented to the tax collector and must be signed and dated by the taxpayer.

Download a waiver form here.

According to the DCED, applicants are required to attach full payment of the face value amount of the real estate tax on the tax notice without additional charges

Applicants are also required to attach either a deed showing the date of the transfer of real property from the prior owner to current owner, OR the title following an acquisition of a mobile or manufactured home subject to taxation as real estate showing date of issuance, OR an executed lease agreement between the current property owner and the owner of the parcel of land on which a mobile or manufactured home will be situated showing the date the lease commences.

What Are the Millage Rates?

Real estate property taxes are based on two things: the assessed value of the property, which is set by the County, and the millage rate.  Each of the three taxing authorities — County, Township, and School — can set their own millage rates.

The amount of assessment determines the amount of real estate taxes you are going to pay. Millage rate is the percentage used to calculate property taxes.

The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 used to calculate taxes on property. To find your face value of taxes, multiply your assessment by the millage rate and divide by 1,000.

Factors that offset property taxes include things that reduce the assessment on a property, such as Farmstead and Homestead Exclusion and disabled veterans’ exemptions.

The assessment can change depending on certain factors, such as adding a pool, a deck, or a finished basement.  It can go down if the property owner feels that the assessment is too high.  That is part of the Board of Assessment Appeals process.

Millage rates can change every year.

CURRENT MILLAGE RATES

You can find details on current county and municipal millage rates on the Montgomery County website at this link.

About the Towamencin Township Tax Collector

Death & Taxes.

Those two things are certain, but, as Tax Collector Robert A Di Domizio Jr. is prone to saying, death is optional.

Mr. Di Domizio thinks there is a third certainty: An elected official with a knowledge base to help you understand where you live and how much it costs you.

Just give a call or send an email with your questions.

Mr. Di Domizio is a member in good standing with the Montgomery County Tax Collectors Association (MCTCA) and the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors Association (PSTCA). He is a member of the Towamencin Veterans’ Memorial Committee.

He is past president of the township Zoning Hearing Board and a former member of the Historical Society of Towamencin. 

Responsible

This office is responsible for the collection of real estate taxes for the following taxing authorities: North Penn School District, Montgomery County, and Towamencin Township. Under a special Deputy agreement, the Township handles the collection of county and township real estate taxes, plus the sewer rental fees.

Experienced

Mr. Di Domizio was deputized and worked under the tutelage of his father, Robert, a former Lansdale Borough tax collector for 12 years. Like his peers in Pennsylvania, Mr. Di Domizio is required to take and pass exams proctored by the State, and must maintain minimum competency through continuing education credits.

What does the tax collector do?

Tax Collector is an elected position with a four-year term. This office is responsible for the collection of real estate taxes for the following taxing authorities: North Penn School District, Montgomery County, and Towamencin Township.

A tax collector is responsible for:

  • Collecting property taxes for Towamencin Township, Montgomery County and North Penn School District.
  • Keeping records.
  • Communicating with property owners located outside the United States
  • Filing reports with the three taxing authorities.
  • Processing tax certifications for real estate transactions.
  • Answering questions from residents and property owners.
  • Sending out tax bills twice per year: once for the combined township and county, and again for the school district.
  • Processing interim tax bills.
  • Reporting on delinquent tax bills.
  • Performing annual audits.

Contact Our Office

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Montgomery County, MCCC and Towamencin Township Taxes

Payments for County and Township taxes must be made payable to Towamencin Township Tax Collector. Mail or pay in person at:

Towamencin Township
1090 Troxel Road
Lansdale PA 19446

Sewer rental fee payments are also paid at the above location. Checks should be made payable to Towamencin Township Sewer Rental Fee Account.

Optional Online Payment By Credit Card

THIS IS FOR NORTH PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES ONLY!

You can pay the North Penn School District tax through the online credit card payment service. This service applies to credit cards only, and payments can only be made online.

We DO NOT accept ACH at this time. Debit cards WILL NOT be accepted.

A per transaction convenience fee of 2.65% or $3 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company (MuniciPay) for this service.

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Tax Certifications

Checks MUST be received in advance of providing a tax certification. The fee is $25.  

Submit your official request for tax certifications by U.S. mail, email attachment, or courier service. We prefer that requests are made on a company letterhead showing a contact name, address, email, and phone number.

Checks for tax certification can be made payable to Towamencin Township Tax Collector or Robert A. DiDomizio Jr.

Certification requests can be mailed via USPS to PO Box 1415 Kulpsville PA 19443 or via courier to 1804 Robin Drive  Hatfield PA 19440

Tax certifications are limited to taxes that I collect: Real estate taxes levied by North Penn School District, Montgomery County and Towamencin Township. I do not collect earned income taxes or any other form of tax.

For sewer payments and certifications, contact Towamencin Township at 215-368-7602.

This website is paid for by Robert A. Di Domizio, Jr.