All school district tax bills are mailed out by July 1. If you do not receive your tax bill shortly after the July 1 mail date, please contact the tax collector in your municipality to find out what your tax payment should be and/or make arrangements to obtain another copy of your tax bill. Pennsylvania state law reads that non-receipt of a tax bill is not a valid reason for non-payment of taxes.
Homestead approved properties will see the homestead exclusion deducted from their tax bill. If you are not homestead approved and would like to apply for the exclusion, forms may be obtained online though the Montgomery County Board of Assessments Office at montcopa.org. You must go into the section for departments and select the Office of Assessment Appeals. You will then see a link to select and print out the Homestead Application. Complete this form and return it to the address that is indicated in the instructions.
For anyone paying their taxes in full, a 2 percent discount is allowed if the school taxes are paid by August 31. All tax payments received after the date of August 31 and through October 31 must be paid at face value. All taxes received after October 31 will have a 10 percent penalty applied.
If you elect to pay your tax bill in installment payments, there is no discount offered and the first payment must be received in the office of the tax collector by August 1. Payments for installments received after that date will be returned and the full payment will then be expected. All other installment payments are due as specified on the tax bill and a penalty is added to each installment payment if not received on time in the office of the tax collector.