Understanding Taxes in Upper Burrell Township

Tax Collector

Joyce A. Ewing - Tax Collector
201 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. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Additional Hours by appointment.

Real Estate Taxes

Upper Burrell Township Real Estate Taxes are based on a millage basis. In Upper Burrell Township, the millage rate is 10 mills for real estate and .2 mills for fire hydrant. You can calculate your tax by multiplying .010 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.

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