Tax Information

Understanding Taxes

Real Estate Taxes:
Real Estate Taxes are based on a millage basis.  In Jackson Township, 1 mill = $1.00 of tax per every $1,000.00 of Real Estate Assessed Value.  On an assessed property of $40,000.00, one mill of tax would be equal to $40.00.  Cambria County uses the Common Level Ratio, as determined by the State Tax Equalization Board.  We are issued a new ratio every July 1st, which remains in effect until the following June 30th.  The current CLR is 14.3%.  Property values are based on 100% pre-determined ratio of the assessed valuation.  Therefore, if your assessed real estate valuation is $40,000.00, this means that your real estate has an assumed market value of $279,720.00 (40,000 divided by 14.3%, or .143).

Earned Income Tax

This tax is the primary source of tax revenue for Jackson Township.  Jackson Township charges 1/2 % Earned Income Tax on those who are employed.  Central Cambria School District also charges 1/2 % to complete the 1% EIT which is submitted to Berkheimer Associates for processing and distribution.

Local Municipal Services Tax

The Local Municipal Services Tax (Formerly known as the Occupational Privilege Tax) is $15.00 which is assessed to those individuals who are physically working or employed within Jackson Township.  Those earning $12,000 or less are exempt from this tax.

View Taxpayer Bill of Rights
View Cambria County Tax Comparison Table
View Cambria County Assesed Value, Taxes & Parcels Comparison Table

Homestead Exclusion

The following information was sent to residents in the Central Cambria School District concerning the Homeowner Tax Relief Act (Act 72) where residents may qualify for a Homestead Exclusion.

February, 2005

Dear Central Cambria School District Resident:

The Homeowner Tax Relief Act (Act 72) was signed into law this past July.  One of it's purposes is to provide property tax relief to resident homeowners.  The Act will make state revenues from a tax on gambling profits available to school districts for this express purpose.  It is important for you to know, however, that property tax relief will not be immediate.

We will hold a public information session on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Central Cambria High School Library to answer any questions you have.

We offer the following questions and answers on Act 72:

Susan W. Makosky, Ed.D.

Should you have any additional questions about Act 72, please contact Dr. Jason Moore, Superintendent at 814-472-8870.

Real Estate

Paulette Baker - Tax Collector
(814) 322-1863 or (814) 242-2239 / Fax: (814) 322-4281

Donna Gergely - Deputy Tax Collector

NOTE:  Local & County taxes are mailed out in March while School Taxes are mailed out in June.


March 1st through August 31st:
Tuesday - Jackson Twp. Municipal Building / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday - Jackson Twp. Municipal Building / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday - Home / 2398 Benshoff Hill Road / 1:00 - 3:00 pm

After September 1st:
Friday - Jackson Twp. Municipal Building / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Local & County Payment Periods

Discount Period - 2% from March 1st through April 30th
Face Period - May 1st through June 30th
Penalty Period - 10% penalty from July 1st through December 31st.

Earned Income & Emergency And Municipal Services Tax

Berkheimer Associates
(866) 701-7202 (Pittsburgh Office)
(800) 360-8989 (Bangor Office)

Township Taxes
Tax Millage
Real Estate Tax 4 1/4 Mills
Fire Hydrant Tax 1/2 Mill
Rescue Tax  (Ambulance) 1/2 Mill
Rescue Tax  (Fire) 2 1/4 Mill
Earned Income Tax 1/2 %
Real Estate Transfer Tax 1/2 %
Local Municipal Services Tax $15.00