Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM
Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM
Jay Blumenthal, Tax Collector and Treasurer
Carol Thrasher, Deputy Treasurer
Maggie Tyler, Real Estate/School Tax/Business Taxes
Jeanie Jasionowski, LST/Business Taxes
Donna Wallace, Real Estate/School Taxes
Jay W. Blumenthal is the Tax Collector for Abington Township. In this position, he is responsible for the collection of the Township, Montgomery County, and Abington School District real estate taxes.
The Township Tax Office is responsible for the collection of the mercantile/business privilege taxes and the local services tax. The tax office also receives monies for deposit from various departments for such services as issuing permits, recreation fees, inspections, refuse, police, etc.
Please note: Taxes are due and payable as prescribed by law, whether or not a tax bill has been received by the taxpayer. The Tax Collector will not be held responsible if bill is not received.
Real Estate and School Taxes
Payment of Real Estate Taxes
There are several ways to pay your real estate taxes:
- By Mail to: Abington Township Tax Office, 1176 Old York Road, Abington PA 19001. Checks must be made payable to Abington Township Tax Collector.
- In Person from: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Tax Office, 1176 Old York Rd, Abington PA 19001. Checks must be made payable to Abington Township Tax Collector.
- 24-Hour Drop-Off Slot: In the Abington Township Building Lobby, 1176 Old York Road, Abington PA 19001. Checks must be made payable to Abington Township Tax Collector.
- Online or by Phone: To pay by credit card or debit card, please visit one of the websites listed below or call 1-866-874-9602. Payments may be made using Visa, Master Card, Amex or Discover. NOTE: An additional 3rd party charge of 2.5% will apply.
- The option of paying by electronic check (E-Check) is now available (through the websites listed below) at the 3rd party cost of $1.50. Select the option E-Check under payment method; you will need your bank routing number and bank account number for this service.
- Click here to pay your Township/County Tax online.
- Click here to pay your School Tax online.
2020 Real Estate and School Tax Due Dates
- Discount Deadline: April 6, 2020 by 5 PM
- Last Day Before 10% Penalty: June 8, 2020 by 5 PM
- Discount Deadline: September 9, 2020 by 5 PM Last Day
- Before 10% Penalty: November 10, 2020 by 5 PM
- Installment Plan
- 1st Installment : Due Thursday, August 17, 2020 by 5 PM
- 2nd Installment: Due Monday, September 15, 2020 by 5 PM
- 3rd Installment: Due Friday, November 16, 2020 by 5 PM
Business and Local Services Taxes
Business Privilege Tax and Mercantile License Tax Regulations are issued by the Abington Township Board of Commissioners pursuant to Chapter 152, Article I and II of the Township Code of Abington. Click here to download a PDF of the Business Privilege Tax and Mercantile License Tax Regulations.
New businesses in Abington Township are required to register with the Tax Office. Businesses must submit:
For questions, please call 267-536-1025.
Business license renewals forms are mailed annually with the business tax form. The completed form and $10 fee is due by January 31st of each calendar year. For questions call 267-536-1025.
The Tax Code can be found within Chapter 152. Taxation of the Township Code.
Frequently Asked Questions
The tax office has an e-mail notification service to advise residents of the mailing of the real estate/school tax bills, reminders of tax due dates and other township information. To sign up for our notification service, please e-mail email@example.com.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, "the [property tax/rent] rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may also file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in [the prior calendar year] and meet all other eligibility criteria."
To learn more visit the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's "Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program" web-page. For questions, please call your local State Representative's Office at 215-517-6800.
Berkheimer collects earned income tax on behalf of the Township and School District. All Abington residents with earned income must submit an annual Berkheimer's Tax return by April 15th. All questions should be directed to 610-599-3139 or by visiting Berkheimer's website at https://www.hab-inc.com/. The PSD code is 460101.
Tax bills are mailed to the property owner. It is the responsibility of the property owner to forward the tax bill to their mortgage company if required. The Tax Office should be updated immediately with any mailing address change.
The Tax Office collects current year taxes. If you are inquiring about prior year delinquent taxes please contact:
Taxes in Abington Township include:
- 2020 Real Estate Tax
- Abington Township: 4.851 mills
- Abington School District (7/1/19 - 6/30/2020): 31.77 mills (this figure will be updated 7/2020)
- Montgomery County/Community College: 3.849 mills
- 2020 Real Estate Transfer Tax
- 2020 Local Services Tax:
- $52.00 Annually
- 2020 Mercantile /Business Privilege Tax
- .0015 % Retail
- .001% Wholesale
- .004% Service/Rental/Interest & Dividends
- 2020 Earned Income Tax
- 1% (.5% to Township/.5% to School District)
The Township/County bill is mailed the first week of February each year. The tax is for the period of January 1st to December 31st. The Abington School District Tax bill is mailed the first week in July each year. The tax is for the period of July 1st to June 30th.
The assessment is the foundation which the taxing authorities use to determine the amount of real estate taxes based on their tax rates. Assessments are set by the Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals. Click here for information about assessments, including how to appeal an assessment, from Montgomery County.