Tax Information

Earned Income Tax (EIT)

  • All residents of Brookhaven who have earned income are required to pay a 1% Earned Income Tax (EIT), ½% for Brookhaven Borough and ½% for Penn Delco School District.
  • Non-residents that work in the borough are also required to pay a 1% EIT. 
  • For more information, see the Keystone Collections Group website at www.keystonecollects.com.
  • Access Keystone’s e-file for the easiest and fastest way to file your EIT tax return and be sure to file your EIT return every year by April 15.

Residents of Brookhaven Borough are sent 3 tax bills each year – Borough, County, and School.

  • All unpaid taxes will be liened at the County Tax Claim Bureau for payment. Please call the Tax Collector’s office for amount due for these fees.
  • Any resident requesting a paid receipt of their tax bill, must include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Payments received without the envelope will not be returned to the resident.
  • All unpaid taxes, except sewer and trash fees, will be liened at the County Tax Claim Bureau for payment. For more information, see the Delaware County Treasurer’s Office information on Back Year Taxes

Note: For unpaid sewer and tax fees, contact the Borough Tax Collector at 610-872-4989.


The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. will be scheduling appointments for their FREE tax preparation sites in Chester, Boothwyn and Darby beginning early January. For an Appointment with an IRS certified tax preparer, call 610-833-4443


Borough Taxes

James H. Smith, Jr. – Tax Collector
504 Camelot Drive
Brookhaven, PA. 19015
610-872-4989
Email: james.smith@brookhavenboro.com

Borough tax bills are sent out each year in mid February. This bill includes the borough tax as well as the sewer fee and trash fee, if applicable.

  • If payment is made prior to March 31st, a discount of 2% will be deducted from the borough tax portion of the bill. There is no discount on the sewer or trash fees.
  • If payment is made between April 1st and May 31st, the tax will be due in the face amount.
  • Any payments made after June 1st will be charged a 10% penalty.

Borough Taxes: Total tax millage: 2.72
Sewer Fees: Vary as to location of property
Trash Fee: $261.28 per household (Condominiums in the Borough do not have a trash fee.)


County Taxes

County tax bills are sent out each year in mid February.

  • If payment is made prior to April 1st, a discount of 2% will be deducted from the county tax.
  • If payment is made after April 1st and by June 1st, the tax will be due in the face amount.
  • Any payments made after June 1st will be charged a 10% penalty.

Payments:

  • Mailed to Treasurer or Delaware County, P.O. Box 1886, Media, PA 19063-8886
  • Paid at a Delaware County TD Bank
  • Paid at the Court House in Media

For any Delaware County tax questions:

Delaware County Treasurer
201 West Front St. Media, Pa 1903
Phone: 610-891-4278 | Fax: 610-891-4883


School Taxes

Penn-Delco School Taxes tax bills are sent out each year in July.

  • If payment is made on or before August 31st, a discount of 2% will be deducted from the school tax.
  • If payment is made on or before October 31st, the tax will be due in the net amount.
  • Any payments made after November 1st will be charged a 10% penalty.

Payments:

  • Mailed to Penn-Delco School District, P.O. Box 95000-2095, Philadelphia, PA 19195-2095
  • Paid at the Aston TD Bank
  • Paid at the Penn-Delco School District Tax Office, 2821 Concord Road, Aston, 610-497-6300 x1304 (next to Northley Middle School)

Rebates

Residents may be eligible for rebate programs:

  • Senior citizens with a household income less than $35,000, may be eligible for a Trash Rebate. More information and forms are available at the Borough Office or click here to access Trash Rebate form.
  • Residents 65 or older, widows/widowers 50 or older, and those with disabilities 18 or older, with a household income less than $35,000 ($15,000 for renters) may be eligible for the PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate.  More information and forms are available at our State Representative’s office located in the Borough Municipal Center.

Notice to Mortgage and Settlement Service Companies:

  • There is a charge of $30.00 per folio for a certification that will include Borough, sewer and trash fees (if applicable), for 4 years. 
    Duplicate bill fee is $10.00 per folio.
  • Payments made without tax bill will require a $10.00 fee per folio. All requests must be made in writing accompanied with necessary fees. These fees are payable to: James H. Smith, Jr. Tax Collector
  • “NSF” fee is $30.00. This fee is payable to: Borough of Brookhaven, Tax Collection

Note: A Tax Certification will not be processed without the proper fee and a self addressed envelope.