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:
|Calendar Year - Current Year
The New Hope-Solebury School District
Fiscal Year July 1 - June 30
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
PO Box 276
Lahaska, PA 18931
- 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, Pa. 18901
Or visit their website: Board of Assessment
Act 57—Waiver of Additional Real Estate Taxes
Pennsylvania Act 57 of 2022 requires all municipalities that levy real estate taxes to adopt a resolution or ordinance directing their tax collector to implement its provisions. Townships will have from October 10, 2022, the law’s effective date, until January 9, 2023, to adopt the resolution or ordinance. The Solebury Township Board of Supervisors adopted such a resolution at its Nov. 1, 2022, scheduled meeting.
Act 57 allows taxpayers who fail to receive a tax notice during their first year of occupancy to apply for a waiver from penalties and additional costs from the tax collector. The state Department of Community and Economic Development has created a standard waiver form for taxpayers, which can be downloaded here (PDF).
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.
Local Tax Returns are due the same date as Federal and State tax returns: April 15th.
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:
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:
- Incentive payments
Nontaxable income includes:
- Social Security Benefits
- Unemployment compensation
- Public assistance
- Death benefits
- Capital gains
- Lottery winnings
- Payments from individual retirement programs such as Keogh, Tax Shelter Annuity, IRA and 401K.
This list is not all inclusive. For specific questions, contact Keystone Collections Group