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: 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
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. Her office is FOR COLLECTION ONLY and is located at 117 Cumberland Avenue, Tamaqua. Because her office hours vary, she can be reached at (570) 225-0506. Her office hours will be as follows: Beginning July 18th through October 31st: Wednesdays 9:oo a.m. – 12:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also August 23, 24 30, 31 from 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. November and December: Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CLOSED: September 5th and October 17th.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MAIL SHOULD BE SENT TO:
THERE IS NO COLLECTION AT OXFORD STREET!
Rush Township Tax Collector
25 Oxford Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
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.