Tax Information

Real Estate Taxes

To provide sufficient revenue to meet the ordinary expenses of the Borough of Homestead, a tax for general Borough purposes amounting to 13.00 mills upon each dollar of assessed valuation is to be paid by all owners of real estate in Homestead Borough. The market value of the property is determined by the Allegheny County Office of Property Assessment. The taxes are calculated by applying the millage rate to the assessed value. Homestead has not raised its millage rates in over 10 years.

The Borough also assesses a Special Purpose Tax that is designated for the Carnegie Library of Homestead. In the amount of .33 mills.

Homestead Borough Millage = 13.33
Borough: 13.00
Library: .33
One Mill is equal to .001 of your assessed value.

Discounts:

March/April 2% discount applied (2 months after the date of the tax notice) 

Penalties:

July 1 10% penalty shall be added (4 months after the date of the tax notice) 

Tax Payment Due Dates:

  • April 30, 2022 with discounts 
  • June 30 without discounts

Tax bills are mailed in January:

Your elected Tax Collector is Alice Paylor Dais and is considered a separate entity from the Borough of Homestead.

If you have any questions, please call 412-461-1340, ext. 102

Borough of Homestead Tax Collector:

Alice Paylor Dais
221 E. 7th Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
taxes@homesteadborough.com

Tax Office Hours are 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

The Borough office is closed from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, however, the Tax Collector’s office is open to accept payments.
There is a drop box in the Borough Building lobby or you can press the doorbell for the Tax Collector Office.

Other Taxes

Earned Income Tax:

Due to the implementation of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 32, which requires all taxing entities within the state to move to a countywide tax collection system for wage taxes. The collector for Homestead is Keystone Collections.  Homestead EIT rate is 1%.

Local Services Tax:

Local Service Tax of $40 to any person that is employed at a business located within Homestead Borough. This fee is collected by Keystone Collections.

You can contact Keystone at:

Keystone Collections:

546 Wendel Road

Irwin, PA 15642

Ph: 866-539-1100

For more online and e-file information:  Keystone Connect Direct

 
 

Property Taxes

Homestead Borough Assesses Property Taxes under the Pennsylvania Borough Code in order to meet operating expenses.

The Borough also assesses a Special Purpose Tax that is designated for the Carnegie Library of Homestead.

Section 1. Tax Levy.

A.  General Borough Purposes For the purpose of providing sufficient revenue to meet the ordinary expenses of the Borough of Homestead, and to discharge all other liabilities now due or that may become due and payable during the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018, a tax for general Borough purposes amounting to 13.00 mills upon each dollar of assessed valuation is hereby levied upon all real property and other objects of taxation within the Borough of Homestead.

B.  Library Aid A tax for the purpose of aiding the Carnegie Library of Homestead amounting to .33 mills upon each dollar of assessed valuation is hereby levied upon all real property and other objects of taxation within the Borough of Homestead.

Section 2. Discounts.

Pursuant to Section 10 of the “Local Tax Collection Law,” a taxpayer subject to the payment of a tax levied by this Ordinance shall be entitled to a discount of two (2.00%) percent from the amount off such tax upon making payment of the whole of such tax within two (2) months after the date of the tax notice.

Section 3. Penalties.

A taxpayer subject to the payment of a tax levied by this Ordinance, who shall fail to make payment of such tax for four (4) months after the date of the tax notice, shall be charged a penalty of ten (10.00%) percent, which penalty shall be added to the tax by the Tax Collector and shall be collected by the Tax Collector.

Section 4. Effective Date.

This Ordinance and the real estate tax shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Section 5. Severability.

Any Ordinance or part of an Ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed insofar as the same affects this Ordinance, provided, however, that this Ordinance shall in no way affect or repeal the provisions of any Ordinance imposing occupation, deed transfer, business privilege, mercantile, per capita, or other taxes imposed under the provisions of the Local Tax Enabling Act, as amended, all of which taxes shall continue in effect for the year 2018, as provided by law.