Penndel Enacts New 1% Earned Income Tax to Boost Borough Revenue | Newtown News of Interest |

Penndel will start collecting a 1% earned income tax this year after the ordinance allowing the tax was approved by borough council late in 2020.

At the same time, the borough council as part of the $2.6 million 2021 budget cut property taxes three mills, from 30.8 to 27.8 mills. That will be $63 less in annual property taxes for a resident with a property assessed at the borough average of $20,906.

The earned income tax will be assessed to both residents and non-residents at 1% of earned income and net profits, according to a news release from Keystone Collections Group, the company that collects the EIT for municipalities and school districts in Bucks County.

Anyone earning less than $12,000 a year will be exempt from the tax.

"While this tax type is new to Penndel, the majority of residents already pay the local EIT to the community they work in, and now the tax funds will go directly to Penndel," Keystone officials said.