Central Dauphin School District levies the following three taxes: Real Estate Tax, Earned Income Tax, and Realty Transfer Tax. Unlike other school districts in the area, Central Dauphin does not levy a per capita and occupation tax.
Real Estate Tax
Regular Tax Notices
2016-2017 millage rate for Central Dauphin School District is 15.2188
mills. A mill is one tenth of a percent. You can calculate your tax by
the millage rate by your property’s assessed value. For example, a
property valued at $100,000 multiplied by .0152188 (mills) yields a tax
Middle Paxton Township
West Hanover Township
Lower Paxton Township
After December 31 of each year, all unpaid taxes are turned over for collection to:
Dauphin County Tax Claim Bureau
Dauphin County Administration Bldg
2 South Second St
PO Box 1295
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1295
Residents of Central Dauphin School District are required to pay 2% of their earned income (salaries, wages, business profits, etc.). The School District receives 1.5% and the home municipality receives .5%.
Pennsylvania employers will deduct the earned income tax amount from your pay. If you are self-employed, you must pay the required amount to the Earned Income Tax Collector by April 15 for the preceding calendar year, and are subject to quarterly estimated payments.
Keystone Collections Group is the EIT collector for the School District. For additional information or forms, please visit www.keystonecollects.com under “Taxpayer Resources” or contact:
Keystone Collections Group
Phone (888) 328-0565
Fax (724) 978-0339
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Realty Transfer Tax
Central Dauphin also levies a realty transfer tax. The transfer tax is 2% of the sale price of the real estate property. The state levies 1% of the value and the School District levies the other 1% of the value. This tax is collected at settlement by the Dauphin County Recorder of Deeds.
Homestead & Farmstead Exclusion
The Taxpayer Relief Act – Act 1 of Special Session 1 of 2006 provides the homestead and/or farmstead exclusion to qualifying properties, as a means of reducing school real estate taxes. These exclusions are administered by the Dauphin County Office of Tax Assessment. For additional information, review “The Taxpayer Relief Act – Act 1 Special Session 1 of 2006” application at the link below:
If you need assistance, please call the Dauphin County Office of Tax Assessment at (717) 780-6101 during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue offers a property tax rebate program. If you are 65 or older, a widow or widower (50 or older) or permanently disabled, owning and occupying a home in the District, you could qualify. For additional information, click on the link below:
If you need assistance, please call 1-888-222-9190 during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5p.m.
If you have any questions regarding information found on this site, please contact the District at (717) 545-4703, extension 239.