Property and Income
Residents living in Ben Avon typically pay both real estate (if you
own a home or property) and earned income taxes (what you pay if you are
Real estate taxes cover local (Ben Avon), school (Avonworth)
and Allegheny County. Each taxing body sets a millage rate each year and you
are then sent three tax bills (or your mortgage company is sent the tax bills).
The local (Ben Avon) and school (Avonworth) taxes are collected by an elected
real estate tax collector. The Allegheny County taxes are collected by the County Treasurer's
Office (412) 350-4100. Jordan Tax Service is the delinquent real estate tax
Local earned income tax, which is charged by the majority of
local communities in Pennsylvania, is currently 1% and is collected by Keystone
Collections Group. Since 2012, all employers have been required to withhold
the EIT. You can learn more about the new rules at the KCG website: http://www.keystonecollects.com/page/home.
Water and Sewage
Each household pays for a number of utilities, including electric,
gas, telephone, etc. Two additional utilities are for water (West View Water
Authority) and sewage (Alcosan, which stands for Allegheny County Sanitary
Authority). The water and sewage bills are charged to the home owner directly.
The sewage usage based on the amount of water used (therefore, if you use a lot
of water in one billing period, your sewage bill will be higher than if you used
When private property owners fail to pay their Alcosan bills, the
Borough is obligated to pay Alcosan and then collect the delinquent charges from
the property owners. These delinquencies are paid with taxpayer monies. This
is a large drain on Borough finances and interferes with other good purpose to
which we could put these dollars.
The Borough has contracted with Jordan Tax Service to collect
delinquent sewage charges. The delinquent sewage invoice is based on
information supplied by Alcosan.
Real Estate Tax
CollectorJordan Tax Service
102 Rahway Road
McMurray, PA 15317-3349
Earned Income Tax
Taxpayer dedicated help line: 888-328-0565
On the web: www.keystonecollects.com and choose the "Contacts" page
Delinquent Borough Real Estate
Taxes and Delinquent Sewage Accounts
Jordan Tax Services