Tax Rates & Tax Collector

Tax Rates

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: 11.98 mills

School taxes (depending on location in township):
Tamaqua Area School District taxes: 32.11 mills
Mahanoy Area School District taxes: 43 mills

Tax Collector

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 Dolores Walck. Her office is at 117 Cumberland Avenue, Tamaqua. Because her office hours vary, she can be reached at (570) 668-5661.

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.

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