The Township Tax Office collects Real Estate Tax for property located within the Township. Per the Second Class Township Code, the position of Real Estate Tax Collector is an elected position. If no one is elected or the elected party declines the post, the Township Manager (or another staff member) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors as the elected Tax Collector. Under these circumstances, the collection of real estate taxes for the Township, County and State College Area School District is assigned to the staff of the Tax Office.
Real Estate Taxes
There are three Real Estate bills per year. County and Township bills are delivered by March 1, and the School District bills are delivered sometime after July 1. There are discount, face and penalty periods for all bills. Please see bill for due dates. Owners of new homes will receive a supplemental tax bill for partial year occupancy of their home.
Taxes Paid from Escrow: Not all lending institutions request tax bills from our Tax Office. If there is no notation on your bill, please forward your bill to your lender with a note requesting that they submit a letter in writing to the Tax Office for the next billing cycle. Supplemental bills might not be paid through escrow. Please contact your mortgage company for payment information.
Earned Income Tax Returns
For the 2012 tax year and beyond, Centre Tax Agency is responsible for collecting and processing earned income tax payments and returns. The Centre Tax Agency (CTA), also known as the State College Borough, was established as a result of Act 32 of 2008. Centre Tax Agency is located in the Finance Department of the State College Borough Municipal Building, 243 S Allen Street, State College, PA 16801. Forms and instructions as well as e-file are available at www.statecollegepa.us/index.aspx?nid=1446
For questions relating to tax years prior to 2012, contact the Patton Township Tax Office at 814-234-6617.
Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion
An exclusion may be available by submitting an application to the Centre County Board of Assessment, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Applications are available at the County’s Assessment Office (814-355-6721) or at our website.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Programs
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits older Pennsylvanians, surviving spouses age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older. Reimbursement for a portion of property taxes or rent in the previous year may be available. The deadline to apply is June 30. For information, call the PA Department of Revenue at 1-888-222-9190 or visit www.revenue.state.pa.us
Local Services Tax
This is a $52 per year tax levied at $1 per week on people working in the Township. A low income exemption is available for individuals earning less than $12,000 annually. View the Exemption Form (PDF).
Individuals who work for more than one employer and have had the tax deducted more than once may claim a refund. View the Local Services Tax Refund Form (PDF).
For more FAQs answered, and to view the current tax rates in Patton Township, view our Tax FAQ (PDF).