Taxes

Real Estate Taxes
Real Estate Taxes are levied by Lancaster County, the Lampeter-Strasburg School District and West Lampeter Township. The County and Township real estate tax notice is combined and sent by the Lancaster County Treasurer.  This portion of the tax is commonly referred to as the “Spring Tax” because it is mailed in late winter and the base amount is due in the spring. Questions regarding this portion of real estate taxes can be made to the Lancaster County Treasurer at 299-8222.
 
School Taxes
The School District portion of real estate taxes are billed and mailed by the Lampeter-Strasburg School District and is commonly referred to as the “Fall Tax” because it is mailed in the summer and the base amount is due in the fall. Questions regarding school district taxes can be made to the district at 717-358-1012.
 
Income Taxes
Income Taxes are levied by the Township and School District. This tax is a payroll tax and is normally deducted directly by your employer and then remitted to the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau. Annual income tax filing for this tax is required each year with the deadline the same as federal and state income taxes in April. Questions regarding this tax can be made to the Bureau at 569-4521.
 
Local Services Tax
Local Services Tax is levied by the Township on persons working within West Lampeter Township. Employers are required to withhold the tax each year and remit it to the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau. Persons earning less than $12,000 per year may request a refund of the tax. Questions regarding this tax may be made to the Bureau at 569-4521. Forms are available at the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau website.