Whitemarsh Township information

Whitemarsh Township

Whitemarsh Township
Whitemarsh Township Departments: Board of Supervisors;Township Solictor;Administration;Finance Department;Parks & Recreation;Planning & Zoning;Township Engineer;Office of Emergency Management;Building & Permits;Police Department;Detective Division;Patrol Division;Traffic Safety Unit;Administrative Services;Public Works;

FAQ ( frequently asked question )

Larger projects requiring sub-division, land development, or earth disturbance should begin by scheduling an appointment with the Zoning Officer and the Building Inspector to discuss your planned project. You'll be guided through the permit process and obtain a better understanding of what code regulations will affect your project in what manner and may discover options to speed-up the permit application, review and approval process. If you have any questions, please call the township at 610-825-3535 to schedule a pre-application meeting. Smaller projects such as fence installation, decks/patios, and smaller interior alterations can normally receive adequate guidance over the phone. The Code Enforcement Department can be reached at 610-825-3535 extensions 2607/2608. ( Building & Permits - Whitemarsh Township )

A building permit protects all property owners and residents by ensuring that work in the township abides by the building codes and zoning ordinance adopted by the township. It is the property owner's responsibility to obtain the required permits, although some contractors include the cost of a permit in their bill. If you have any questions, please contact the Building and Permits Department . ( Building & Permits - Whitemarsh Township )

All problems and questions should be addressed to the appropriate service provider. ( Cable TV - Whitemarsh Township )

All registered voters are assigned to a voting district (e.g., East No. 1, Middle No. 4, etc.) depending on their place of residence. This designation may be found on your voters' registration card or check with the Montgomery County Office of Voter Services at 610-278-3280. ( Elections & Voting - Whitemarsh Township )

The due dates for the quarterly payment are as follows per tax period or fractional period: Quarter 1 (January-March) - Due April 30 Quarter 2 (April-June) - Due July 31 Quarter 3 (July-September) - Due October 31 Quarter 4 (October-December) - Due January 31 Final Return (Full Tax Year) - Due April 15 ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Colonial School district taxes are collected by Elite Revenue. Each year specific dates and times are set when the taxes will be collected at the school. Please call Elite Revenue at 484-681-9231 for further information on these dates. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

The Earned Income Tax is a tax applying to gross compensation and/or net profits which is commonly referred to as a "wage tax." It is a tax levied against an individual taxpayer's earned income and/or net profits whether the income is from the operation of a business (including home occupations) or from wages, commissions, or other sources. The definition of "earned income" is payment for services rendered. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

All residents of Whitemarsh Township regardless of age or amount of earned income, would be taxed. In addition, non-residents working in the Township of Whitemarsh are taxed, unless they have a similar tax at a place of residence in Pennsylvania. A non-resident employee shall be deemed to be employed in Whitemarsh Township, if the employee reports to and/or receives work assignments from, the employer's office located within Whitemarsh Township. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

No, if employed in Philadelphia, you may use the Philadelphia Wage Tax as a credit against your liability for the township tax. The Philadelphia credit may only be applied to the taxes owed by the person who is employed in the city. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

From some, it will be collected at the source of their income by means of withholding by their employers. From others, it will be collected directly in quarterly installments. The Township has engaged the services of Berkheimer Associates Inc. to serve as the Township agent for the collection of this tax. Berkheimer can be reached at 800-360-8989 or online . ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Annually, you will be mailed a packet of forms which must be completed and returned as the appropriate returns are due. The failure to receive notification will not relieve the taxpayer of his responsibility for making payments or filing the required notices. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

No, only earned income / net profits are subject to this tax. Earned Income Tax is defined as: Salaries, wages, commissions, bonuses, incentive payments, fees, tips and other compensation received by a person or his/her personal representative for services rendered, whether directly or through an agent, and whether in cash or in property, but not including: Wages or compensation paid to persons on active military service Periodic payments for sickness and disability other than regular wages received during a period of sickness, disability or retirement Payments arising under worker's compensation acts, occupational disease acts and similar legislation Payments commonly recognized as old-age benefits, retirement pay or pensions paid to persons retired from service after reaching a specific age or after a stated period of employment or payments commonly known as public assistance Unemployment compensation payments made by any governmental agency or payments to reimburse expenses Payments made by employers or labor unions for wage and salary supplemental programs, including, but not limited to programs covering hospitalization, sickness, disability or death, supplemental unemployment benefits, strike benefits, social security and retirements ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

In effect, each resident will be responsible for filing a tax return on actual or estimated income each quarter. To be relieved of this obligation, every resident whether working, unemployed, or retired (including non-working housewives), must file the Resident Questionnaire provided by Berkheimer Associates Inc. Residents who are temporarily unemployed are still required to file returns quarterly, whether they have income to report or not. Residents subject to total withholding of their tax by their employer must complete the Resident Questionnaire as well. Generally, these residents will not receive or be required to file Quarterly Returns unless they have additional income to report which is not subject to withholding by employer. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Every resident who has earned income or could reasonably be expected to have had earned income during the succeeding year must file a Final Return by April 15 whether there is any tax due or not. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Late payments are subject to interest of 6% per annum on the amount of the tax and an additional penalty of 0.5% of the amount of the unpaid tax for each month or fraction thereof during which the tax remains unpaid, for taxes assessed prior to January 1, 2012. For taxes assessed beginning January 1, 2012, an additional penalty of 1.0% of the amount of the unpaid tax for each month or fraction thereof during which the tax remains unpaid. Taxpayers who refuse or fail to file the returns or otherwise comply with the terms of the Ordinance or Resolution, may upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $500 for each offense, and costs in default of payment of said fines and costs, the taxpayer may be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 30 days for each offense. In addition, the collector is entitled to recover various costs and fees incurred as a result of the collection process. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Yes, you are still required to complete the questionnaire which was sent to you. You should denote, on the proper line, the reason you have no income (i.e., retired, housewife, disabled, unemployed...). You should then sign and return it to Berkheimer Associates, Inc . ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

All employers doing business in Whitemarsh Township must withhold the tax from all their employees that are subject to the tax. It is not optional . ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Yes, they must file a Final Return on or before April 15, on the forms provided showing total salary paid and tax withheld. Their employers are required to pay to the Tax Officer, on a quarterly basis, all taxes withheld, and on or about February 28 of the succeeding year the employer will reconcile all earnings paid and taxes withheld for each employee. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

At such time as they taxpayer is no longer subject to withholding, it becomes the responsibility of the taxpayer to notify the tax office and make future payments and returns. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Adjustments will be made on the following Quarterly or Final Return. Underpayment may be subject to interest and penalty charges. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Yes, persons who reside in other areas but work in the Township of Whitemarsh are liable for the tax unless they pay the same tax to their resident community in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Your employer in Whitemarsh Township will still withhold the tax from your compensation. The taxes due your resident area will be remitted to your collector on your behalf. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

No, under state law all earned income is taxable no matter who earns it. The tax is levied on the income not the person. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

Yes. Click on the link to Earned Income Tax on the left hand side of the page for more information. ( Finance FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

The Township encourages all residents to abide by public health guidance.  County, State, and Federal resources are linked below: Montgomery County: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Federal Government (CDC): ( Health & Wellness - Whitemarsh Township )

Residents with insect problems should contact a private exterminator. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Program may be able to answer your questions regarding the use and application of insecticides and pesticides 215-489-4315. ( Health & Wellness - Whitemarsh Township )

Administration Hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Building & Codes Hours are from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Parks & Recreation Department Hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Police Department is on a 24/7 operation. ( Home Page FAQ - Whitemarsh Township )

There are a variety of township maps available on the township's maps page . ( Maps - Whitemarsh Township )

The path is 5/8 of a mile. Four laps around is 2.5 miles. Rollerblading, skateboarding and bicycles are prohibited on the track. If you have any questions in regards to parks, please contact Parks and Recreation . ( Parks & Recreation - Whitemarsh Township )

All cancellations of the Parks and Recreation Department programs are announced on the Recreation Hotline at 610-828-7276, ext. 1 and on the township website . If you have any questions, please contact Parks and Recreation . ( Parks & Recreation - Whitemarsh Township )

Yes, a Block Party Form must be submitted to the township for approval prior to the block party. ( Special Events - Whitemarsh Township )

Maybe, certain events, whether public or private, are subject to the Township Special Events Ordinance. A copy of the ordinance with the Special Event Permit Application is available online. ( Special Events - Whitemarsh Township )

Splish splash, summer’s over and it’s time to empty your pool or hot tub.  Please follow these DEP guidelines to help keep our wildlife safe! Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Water Discharge Guidelin ( Stormwater - Whitemarsh Township )

J.P. Mascaro provides bulk collection services. Details on accepted materials and procedures for bulk item pick-ups can be found online. ( Trash & Recycling - Whitemarsh Township )

If your trash, recycling, or yard waste was not collected, please look for a "non-compliance" note on your items. If no note was left on your items, and the items were placed curbside ontime, they were likely missed. When your items are missed, please contact the Township at (610) 825-3535, and leave the items at the curb. Missed items are generally collected within 24-hours of notification.  ( Trash & Recycling - Whitemarsh Township )

When your curbside trash and recyclables collection day falls on a holiday, curbside collection will be on Wednesday of that week for the affected district. Yard Waste collection will take place on Saturdays during holiday weeks. The list of applicable holidays can be found here: ( Trash & Recycling - Whitemarsh Township )