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 of Real Estate Assessed Value. In Cambria County, property values are based on 50% of the assessed valuation. Therefore, if your assessed real estate valuation is 40,000, this means that your real estate has an assumed market value of $80,000. On an assessed property of 40,000, one mill of tax would be equal to $40.00.
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.
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.
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.
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, or Mrs. Mary Ann Kaschalk, Business Administrator at 472-8870.
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
(866) 701-7202 (Pittsburgh Office)
(800) 360-8989 (Bangor Office)
|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|