UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Tax Collector Julie Mullin attended a recent township supervisors’ meeting to clarify confusion about payment of a per-capita tax by residents.
During the public comment portion of the June 20 meeting, Mullin said she wanted to follow up on a question raised at the June 6 meeting by a township resident.
“I’m here as the tax collector tonight,” Mullin said. “Last week there was a question about the per capita and in the effort to cut off any phone calls I’m going to get when those bills go out I just wanted to put it out there that yes, the Spring-Ford School District did get rid of per capita, Upper Providence did not.”
Because the township ordinance and school district resolutions are different, now anyone over the age of 21 living in the township will be billed the $10 per-capita tax on July 1, with no chance of exoneration. Previously, anyone 18 or older who received a per capita tax bill could be exonerated from paying, she said.
According to a township ordinance, although landlords do not pay the per-capita tax, they are responsible for notifying Mullin with renter names.
“This is my third year doing this and I’ve never had anybody let me know that they have renters. So that’s going to be real important now that the township is doing their per-capita bills on their own” Mullin said.
She reminded residents who pay county property tax bills in person that they still have to pay the per-capita tax to the township.
In other business, the supervisors announced that a stack of photocopies detailing monthly financial statement including income and expenses will now be available in the Township Hall lobby for public inspection during supervisor meetings. The request was made by a resident at a previous meeting.