Local Services Tax
The Local Servies Tax (LST) is levied on persons employed within the municipality, up to a
maximum of $52 a year and can be imposed any
time during the fiscal year. The township must use funds from this tax for police, fire or
emergency services; road construction or maintenance; or for the reduction of property
taxes. The current LST for Newtown Township is $52. Newtown Township receives $47and Council Rock School District receives $5.
Summary of Rules and Regulations (Full information available from Keystone
Duties of Employers
Each employer with a business within the Township is required to register with the tax
collector and is required by law to deduct the LST from his/her employees at the site of
All persons who engage in an occupation, full or part time, within the
Township must pay this tax, including: (a) self-employed persons and individuals who
work or perform an occupation within the Township; (b) persons assigned to an office,
warehouse, or headquarters within the Township; and (c) persons who have not
previously paid an occupation privilege tax for the fiscal year.
Earned Income Tax
Newtown Township has a 1% Earned Income Tax on all residents and employees
working in the Township. The 1% consists of .5% to the Township and .5% to the
Council Rock School District. Berkheimer Associates has been appointed the Earned
Income Tax Administrator for the Township and the School District.
Summary of Rules and Regulations
Duties of Employers
If an employer has one or more employees, he/she must make a return for the 1st quarter
in which he/she is required to withhold the Earned Income Tax from the earnings and for
each quarter thereafter. After a return has been filed, the Earned Income Tax
Administrator will mail the employer a form every three months.
If there are no employees for a tax period, the appropriate form is to be filed indicating no
employees for that quarter.
All persons who engage in an occupation, full or part time, within the Township must
pay this tax, including: (a) self-employed persons and individuals who work or perform
an occupation within the Township; and (b) persons assigned to an office, warehouse, or
headquarters within the Township.
Each taxpayer or employer who becomes subject to the Earned Income Tax shall file the
required returns and pay the tax due on or before April 30, July 31, October 31, or
January 31 of the subsequent year for those persons, employed since the prior reporting
The actual due date shall be determined as the due date that first occurs at least thirty (30)
days after the taxpayer first becomes subject to the tax.