An investment in your community
Did you ever wonder where your tax money goes and what it's used for? The local taxes you pay help to fund vital services and amenities provided in your community. The revenue collected is often applied towards educational programs, buses and heating for schools. It's used to pay for road repairs, plus the police, volunteer fire and EMS services that protect your life and home. Tax revenues also help to maintain the vitality of parks, libraries and other places that enrich the entire community.
Making payments shouldn't be taxing
At PAMS, we make it easy to pay your local taxes and utility service fees such as sewer and refuse. You can pay online, through the mail or in person at a nearby office. By paying on time, you ensure that your community's programs and services remain fully funded. And you avoid unnecessary penalties, interest, costs and fees that can accrue on your account.
Below are the utility service fees and local taxes collected by PAMS:
Utility Service Fees
Sewage fees are based on the amount of water you use. At times, the municipality may add additional fees for benefits such as infrastructure improvements
This is the fee for your garbage collection service.
Earned Income Tax
Commonly referred to as the wage tax, earned income tax is levied on residents of a municipality or school district who earn income and net profits. Non-residents who work within the municipality or school district may be taxed at a different rate.
Tax Forms & Instructions
Per Capita Tax
The Per Capita Tax is a flat rate tax levied upon each adult residing within the taxing district.
This tax may be levied on residents of a taxing jurisdiction, even if they are employed in another municipality. The tax is measured by the assessed value of a particular occupation.
Real Estate Tax
Sometimes called the real property tax, this covers land and permanent buildings throughout the Commonwealth.