INFORMATION ON EIT OR EARNED INCOME TAX
Tunkhannock Township Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 97-101 on May 7,
1997. This Ordinance is to impose a tax on earned income and net profits
of residents of the Township of Tunkhannock, Monroe County, Pennsylvania and on
earned income and net profits earned by non-residents of the Township of
Tunkhannock for work on or service performed or rendered in said Township.
Here at the
local level there is a 1% (one percent) Earned Income Tax (EIT) in addition to
State, Federal, Property and School Taxes. EIT tax forms are due by April
15. Berkheimer Associates are retained by the Township to collect this
tax. All earnings must be submitted to Berkheimer regardless of the number
of hours you work. For example, if you're retired but working to
supplement your income, you have taxable earnings.
this tax is withheld from your paycheck, although if you work out-of-state you
may need to talk with your employer about setting up this deduction. Ask
your employer to contact the Customer Care Department at 1-800-360-8989 and set
up a Volunteer Employer Account. It is your responsibility to pay any
Forms can be
found at the Township Office or by calling Berkheimer at 866-701-7206.
Thereafter, you will receive forms through the mail at the beginning of the tax
year. Check the top of the forms and ensure that you are listed at
Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County. Since many post offices serve our
area, it's important to make sure the Township receives the correct allotment.
recently, the Township received the entire 1% for their general operating fund,
but the amount collected is now divided between the Township and the School
District, with each entity received 1/2% (one-half percent).
your Township is receiving their fair share of EIT. Contact Berkheimer and
your employer and verify the facts.