Understanding Taxes in Upper Burrell Township

Tax Collector

Melissa Baronie- Tax Collector
297 Stoney Hill Road
New Kensington, PA 15068

NOTE: Township & County Real Estate taxes are mailed out on March 1 while School Real Estate Taxes are mailed out on August 1.

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Additional Hours by appointment.

Tax Office will be closed March 14 - 16, 2023.  Dropbox available or mail is preferred.

Real Estate Taxes

Upper Burrell Township Real Estate Taxes are based on a millage basis. In Upper Burrell Township, the millage rate is 12 mills for real estate and .2 mills for fire hydrant. You can calculate your tax by multiplying .012 time your assessed valuation from Westmoreland County. Westmoreland County Real Estate Taxes are also based on a millage basis. You can locate their rate on their website.

Per Capita Taxes

Per Capita Tax is a flat rate levied upon each adult, 18 years and older, within the taxing district. This tax has no connection with employment, income, voting rights or any other factor except residence within the community. In Upper Burrell Township, the Township has a $5.00 Per Capita Tax and Burrell School District has a $10.00 Per Capita Tax. Exemptions are available through the tax office. Please contact the tax office to determine your eligibility.

Note: Per Capita mailed out July 1st

Local and County Property Tax Payment Periods

Discount Period - 2% from March 1st through April 30th
Face Period - May 1st through June 30th
Penalty Period - 10% penalty from July 1st through December 31st.

School Property Tax Payment Periods

Discount Period - 2% from August 1st through September 30th
Face Period - October 1st through November 30th
Penalty Period - 10% penalty from December 1st through December 31st.

Earned Income Tax (Wage Tax)

Beginning in 2012, the Tax Office is no longer the collector of wage tax within Upper Burrell Township for the Township or Burrell Area School District. This is a result of implementation of Act 32 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which has required all taxing entities within the state to move to a countywide tax collection system for wage taxes. The new collector is Berkheimer Associates as the result of submitting a successful proposal to the countywide Tax Collection Committee which resulted in their selection and subsequent appointment to this role.

Berkheimer Associates can be reached at the following:

Berkheimer Tax Administrator
Wallace Building - Room 109 - 41 Macek Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227
412-881-3075 or Toll Free 1-800-360-8989


Anyone who resides in Upper Burrell Township should use PSD Code 650202 
on their Local Earned Income Tax Residency Certification Form.

Local Services Tax (LST) for Upper Burrell Township/Burrell School District

Effective January 1, 2008 , all employers with work sites within Upper Burrell Township/Burrell School District are required by law to deduct a Local Services Tax (LST) in the amount of $52.00 from each employee employed at its work site(s) in Upper Burrell Township, including owners, self-employed and sole proprietors.  If an employee will earn less than $12,000.00 in gross wages and net profits for the calendar year, the employee can complete an upfront exemption certificate (download from and must submit said certificate to his or her employer and Upper Burrell Township.  The LST Quarterly Remittance must be remitted to Upper Burrell Township at the address indicated 30 days following the end of each quarter.  NOTE:  The LST must be deducted from an employee’s paycheck on a pro-rata basis determined by the number of payroll periods established by an employer for the calendar year.  For example, if paid biweekly or 26 times annually, the employer must deduct $2 per pay period.

Download and PrintLST Document

LST Deadlines

1st Quarter - April 30
2nd Quarter - July 31
3rd Quarter - October 31
4th Quarter - January 31

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