Tax Office

Elected Tax Collector: Amanda Burlingame

Office Hours at the Borough Building – 603 Erie Street
Phone Number: (814) 398-3988 e-mail:
Office Hours: By appointment or hours posted in Monthly newsletters

Property Taxes

  • Borough – ( 7 mil )
  • County – ( 21.15 mil )
  • Penncrest – ( 51.75 mil )
  • Collected by Tax Collector

Per Capita Tax

  • $5.00 per resident over 18 years old
  • Collected by Tax Collector

LST (Local Service Tax)

  • Collected by the Borough Office
  • $1.00 per week ($52.00 per year)
  • Remittance and reports due quarterly

Employer InformationQuarterly Report | Guidelines | Spreadsheet

LST Exemptions

  • Anyone that makes less than $12,000 per calendar year can be exempt
  • A person that has paid in another municipality MAY be exempt (contact Borough Office for details)
  • Any person requesting an exemption may apply for one with the Borough Office
  • Employers MUST withhold the tax until an exemption has been approved
  • It is the responsibility of Individuals to apply for an exemption or refund, NOT the employer
  • The Borough may request a copy of the Federal Income Tax report as verification of income

Exemption from LSTDownload Exemption Form

LST Refunds

  • Any person that makes less than $12,000 per calendar year, and has had the LST tax deducted, may apply for a refund, by using forms available at the Borough Office
  • Proof of income including W-2 forms and the Federal Income Tax report are required for a refund

Refund of LSTDownload Refund Form

Earned Income Tax

Withheld and remitted by Employers to:

Berkheimer Tax Office
Address: 3608 West 26th Street, Suite 202, Erie, PA 16506
Phone Number: 1-800-360-8989

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