What Taxes Do I Pay in Cumberland County

Real Estate Taxes

All real estate property in Cumberland County is assessed at 100% of the 2010-year value. The real estate is levied by all School Districts, most Municipalities, and the County. The county real estate tax includes 0.166 mills (.000166) for the support of County libraries. A mill is a way to express tax rate. One mill equals one thousandth of a dollar. One mill is expressed as 1. The tax is computed by multiplying the millage rate set by the taxing body times the assessed value of the property.

Personal Taxes

This is a flat tax levied upon each person 18 years of age and over living in the County. It is levied by the townships of East Pennsboro, Hampden, North Middleton, Silver Spring,  the Borough of Mechanicsburg and Big Spring, Camp Hill, Shippensburg and West Shore School Districts.

As of 1/1/2014, Cumberland County no longer imposes a Per Capita Tax.

Earned Income/Local Services Tax

The Local Tax Enabling Act authorizes Local Earned Income Taxes (EIT) for municipalities and school districts. This tax is 0.5% of your earned income for the municipality and between .9% and 1.5% for the school district in which you reside.

Act 7 of 2007 amended the Local Tax Enabling Act, Act 511 of 1965, to permit municipalities and school district to impose, on persons employed within the jurisdiction, a combined Local Services Tax (LST) of up to a maximum of $52 a year.

Hotel Tax

Establishments that are Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Homesteads, Guest Houses, Inn, as well as those who are advertising on social media online hosting sites (most notably Air B&B, VRBO, Home Away, and many others) must Register, Collect (rate of 3%), and Pay this tax.

For more information, see the Treasurer's Hotel Tax Information page.