The City of Reading and the Reading School District have asked Keystone Collections Group to collect their combined $30 annual per capita tax, looking to increase revenues through greater tax compliance.
Residents can expect to receive their per capita tax bill in the mail as soon as July 1 and will have until Nov. 1 to pay the $30 tax without penalty. Those paying before Sept. 1 receive a 2 percent discount.
Keystone is a Pennsylvania-based professional tax administrator that assists communities with local tax collection throughout the Commonwealth.
“Keystone’s advanced technology enables communities like Reading to increase their tax revenues without raising taxes,” said Rose M. Harr, Keystone’s vice president of client relations.
Taxpayers will now have the option of paying their per capita taxes online through Keystone’s fast and secure e-Pay, available on Keystone’s website www.KeystoneCollects.com. Taxpayers can enter their invoice number, select their method of payment (electronic bank transfer or credit card), and receive confirmation the tax is paid, Harr said. Per capita taxes can also be paid by mail.
Keystone already began collecting business taxes in Reading in January with great success. Area businesses now send their Local Services Tax payroll withholding and their Business Privilege/Mercantile taxes directly to Keystone for processing for Reading.
Residents who do not receive a per capita tax bill in July, or who have questions, should contact Keystone directly at 1-866-539-1100, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or anytime by clicking the “Contact Us” link on the website.