Tax Rates & Tax Collector
One mill of property tax is equal to $1 owed for every $1,000 in assessed property value.
Township taxes: 5.62 mills, which breaks down into 3.21 mills for the General Fund, 1.50 mills for infrastructure, 0.50 mills for the building fund, and 0.41 mills for the fire departments
Schuylkill County taxes: 15.38 mills
School taxes (depending on location in township):
Tamaqua Area School District taxes: 38.47 mills
Mahanoy Area School District taxes: 51.30 mills
Property owners are responsible for notifying the tax collector of people renting their properties and for notifying the tax collector of any address changes.
The Rush Township Tax Collector is Michelle Kabilko. The address for collection is located at 117 Cumberland Avenue, Tamaqua (Entrance in Rear). Hours are as follows, beginning March 20-June 30: Wednesdays 9:oo am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Her office hours for July-October are as follows: Wednesdays from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. Additional hours are August 20, 22, 29, and 30 from 3:00-6:00 pm. Hours for November and December are as follows: Wednesdays from 10:00 am-11:00 am. She will have additional hours on December 30 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. Her office will be closed July 17 and November 13.
PLEASE SEND ALL MAIL AND CORRESPONDENCE TO:
Rush Township Tax Collector
25 Oxford Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
If you need to reach her by phone, please contact Michelle at 570-225-0506.
Act 32 of 2008 amended the local tax enabling act, Act 5111 of 1965, to consolidate the collection of earned income tax in Pennsylvania on a county-by-county basis. This act is meant to streamline the state’s system of Earned Income Tax collection and keep much needed tax revenue from slipping through the cracks. By January 2012, earned income tax collection will occur in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.