SB76 Tax Change Calculator for SHASD

SB 76, the Property Tax Independence Act, is designed to eliminate school property taxes. It does not impact the county, township/borough property taxes assessed each spring. The elimination of school property taxes would occur over time since property taxes will still be assessed to cover existing debt obligations. The debt obligation, and thus the tax elimination, varies from district to district. The average homeowner in Schuylkill County will still pay about 24% of current school property taxes. In Berks County, it is about 22%.

Changes under SB 76:

  • Personal Income Tax (PIT) increases by 1.88%, from 3.07% to 4.95%
  • Sales tax increases by 1%, from 6% to 7%
  • Sales tax expands to cover more items

This calculator will help you to see how the changes made by SB 76 will affect your household's finances. Click on the question mark icons () for more information. 

Property tax rate based on Schuylkill Haven Area School District.

Click to the link below to determine how the
Property Tax Independence Act (SB76)
will affect YOU!