|Real Estate Tax|
Effective July 1, 2014, The Elected Tax Collectors for each municipality will mail and collect payments for the School District Real Estate Taxes. QNB Bank and Quakertown Community School District Tax Office will NOT be accepting payments.
As a 2nd Class District, the Bucks County Board of Assessment is required to furnish assessment rolls to the school district for purposes of taxing real estate.
As of Tax Year 2014-15, all taxpayers will have the option to pay the Annual July 1 Quakertown Community School District real estate tax bill in 3 installments as listed on the tax bill. 1st Installment must be paid by 8/15 to elected tax collector or installment option is not available for current tax year.
Calculation of Real Estate Tax
Real estate taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed property value by the school district's levied millage rate.
Assessed Property Value
School District Millage Rate
Option 2: Installments
The tax notice will show amounts due if eligible to pay with installments. If tax notice does not have an Option 2 ineligible to pay in installments.
Face Amount / 3 = Installment Payments
First Installment 1,533.20/ 3 =511.06
Second Installment 1,533.20/ 3 =511.07
Third Installment 1,533.20/ 3 =511.07
The school district millage rate is approved by the school board each year in June.
When are School District Real Estate Tax Notices Mailed?
July 1 of each year, Quakertown Community School District Real Estate Tax Notices are mailed out by your Elected Tax Collector. See Elected Tax Collector page for detailed information.
Real Estate Tax Due Dates
For Tax Notices with a bill date of July 1:
2% Discount Period - July 1 thru Aug. 31.
Face Period - Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31.
10% Penalty Period - Nov. 1 thru Dec. 31.
Any portion of Tax not paid by 12/31 will be sent to Bucks County Tax Claim.
Installment Due Dates -Must be paid in order
First Installment-August 15.
Second Installment-October 15; after October 15 a 10% penalty is added.
Third Installment-December 15; after December 15 a 10% penalty is added.
Second & Third Installments not paid by 12/31 will be sent to Bucks County Tax Claim.
To avoid the loss of discount or incurring a penalty, the payment and original tax notice must be received by the bank or if mailed the envelope must be postmarked by the US post office on or before the due date indicated (this does not include meter postmarks). NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THIS POLICY.
If you do not receive your Tax Notice
Contact the Elected Tax Collector for the Municiaplity that your property is located in. See Elected Tax Collector page for detailed information.
Under Local Tax Collection Law (72 P.S. 5511.7), "Failure to receive a tax notice does not relieve any taxpayer from liability for prompt payment of taxes imposed by the taxing district."
Address changes are the taxpayer's responsibility. If there is an address change, please notify the Bucks County Board of Assessment at 215-348-6219.
What are Interim Tax Notices?
Tax Notice with a bill date other than July 1, is considered an Interim Tax Notice. Interim Tax Notices are generated for new construction or when there is an increase in assessed value of property; which results in additional tax due. The Bucks County Board of Assessment notifies the Tax Collector of any changes in assessment on a monthly basis. Interim Tax Notices can be received at any time during the year. Please pay close attention to the payment due date listed on the notice. Payment Instructions are the same for Interim Tax Notices-please contact your elected tax collector. Interim Taxes are not eligible for installment payment option.
Liens will be filed against the property with the Bucks County Tax Claim Office if any balance of taxes are not paid.
Bucks County Tax Claim Office
55 East Court Street
Third Floor, Administration Building
Doylestown, PA 18901