Tax Information

Taxing Bodies

Township property owners are subject to real estate taxes based on the "assessed" value of their property. Real estate taxes consist of the three tax components set by the following taxing authorities and collected by the Elected Tax Collector:

Taxing AuthorityPeriodMillage

Solebury Township

Calendar Year22.31

The New Hope-Solebury School District

Fiscal Year July 1 - June 30

86.1552

Bucks County

Calendar Year

23.2000
 

Total Millage

131.6652

Currently, Solebury Township has one of the lowest overall real estate tax rates in the County. Follow this link Current Millage Rates for a listing of Bucks County Millage Rates.

Township and County tax bills are mailed to property owners on or before April 1.

School District tax bills mailed to property owners on or before August 1.


Elected Tax Collector

Robert Carr
PO Box 276
Lahaska, PA  18931
215-862-5897

  • Serves four years.
  • Prepares and issues tax bills.
  • Collects all real estate taxes for the Township, County and School District.

The Board of Assessments of Bucks County is responsible for determining the assessed value of each property. For questions regarding individual property assessments or how to appeal assessments contact:

Board of Assessments
Doylestown Courthouse
Doylestown, Pa. 18901
Ph: 215-348-6000

Or visit their website: Board of Assessment


Earned Income Tax

Solebury Township and the New Hope-Solebury School District each levy a one-half of one percent tax (for a total Earned Income Tax of 1%) on all earned income of Township residents and individuals who work in Solebury Township. Solebury Township residents whose total earned income and net profits from all sources for a specific calendar year is less than $5,000.00, are exempt from this tax. Earned Income Taxes (EIT) are collected by the Keystone Collections Group. Solebury Township residents falling under the exemption category should contact Keystone Collections Group with any questions. Employers having a place of business within the Township are required to register with Keystone.

Individuals who are either self-employed or employed outside of the Commonwealth of PA will also report and pay in their EIT to Keystone.  Please visit Keystone's website for more information.

The phone number for Keystone is 866-539-1100, their Business Hotline is 724-978-0328 Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM. 

Keystone Collections Group has opened a new phone line dedicated exclusively for taxpayer inquiries during the tax filing season:

  • 1-888-328-0565

What is Earned Income?

Known as Act 511, the State law defines "taxable income". The provisions of Act 511 pertain to every resident of the state except those living in the City of Philadelphia, which is governed by separate regulations.

Taxable income is defined as:

  • Salaries
  • Wages
  • Commissions
  • Bonuses
  • Tips
  • Stipends
  • Fees
  • Incentive payments

This list is not all inclusive. For specific questions, contact Keystone Collections Group

Nontaxable income includes:

  • Social Security Benefits
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Pensions
  • Public assistance
  • Death benefits
  • Gifts
  • Interest
  • Dividends
  • Capital gains
  • Lottery winnings

Payments from individual retirement programs such as Keogh, Tax Shelter Annuity, IRA and 401K.