Earned Income Tax
Important notice from Keystone Collections about 2019 Earned Income Tax (EIT) Collections:
Residents who requested an extension to file the 2019 Local Annual Earned Income Tax Return were required to file by October 15, 2020. Keystone identified residents in our community who failed to file a local return and/or pay their 2019 taxes. Keystone is currently mailing Failure-to-File notices to affected residents along with a 2019 tax return for completion.
Please refer any taxpayers who may contact your office to Keystone at 1-866-539-1100.
Taxpayers may file online at KeystoneCollects.com. On the website, taxpayers can also learn more about Pennsylvania’s filing requirements, deadlines, calculation of penalty, interest and costs by visiting the “Frequently Asked Questions” link.
The Middletown Township Earned Income Tax is set at a rate of one-half percent (0.5%).
Residents of Middletown Township and nonresidents working in the Township are subject to the tax, which is assessed on earned income. There is an exemption from the Earned Income Tax for any individual earning less than $12,000 annually.
Nonresidents working in Middletown Township only owe the Earned Income Tax to Middletown Township if their municipality of residence does not levy its own Earned Income Tax. Middletown Township residents who work in the City of Philadelphia are to pay the City Wage Tax, but do not pay the Middletown Township Earned Income Tax.
Keystone Collections Group is the appointed Earned Income Tax collector for Middletown Township and all of Bucks County. As the appointed collector, Keystone is charged with the duty of administering the collection of the tax, establishing rules and regulations to fairly enforce the collection and creating accurate tax records and accounts for each taxpayer.
Keystone provides all the necessary forms, links to information and payroll instructions for residents and business owners on its website at: www.keystonecollects.com
Most resident taxpayers will have this tax deducted by their employers if they work in Pennsylvania. Although, if you work in a jurisdiction where it is not withheld, or your are self-employed, you will have to register with, and pay the tax directly to Keystone Collections Group.
All resident taxpayers must file a local annual earned income tax return each year by April 15th for the preceding year, whether tax is due or is not due. The annual return may be obtained from Keystone Collections Group.
If you have any additional questions, you may contact Keystone Collections Group 866-539-1100.