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Effective January 1, 2004, Springfield Township enacted a one-percent (1%) Earned Income Tax (EIT) on salaries, wages, net income from self-employed individuals and most other forms of compensation earned.
Under the Sterling Act, an exception is permitted for residents who work in the City of Philadelphia, where the city wage tax is withheld at their place of employment and remitted directly to the Philadelphia Department of Revenue. In addition, any taxpayer whose gross income is equal to or less than $5,000 is exempt from paying the earned income tax. In order to claim the exemption, the taxpayer must file an annual return and request a refund.
In most instances, the Earned Income Tax is withheld by employers as a payroll deduction and remitted to the township's designated tax collector on a quarterly basis. If your employer does not withhold the tax, or if you are self-employed, you are required to file a quarterly tax payment with the tax collector directly.
All township residents, whether they are employed, unemployed, claiming an exemption or otherwise, must file an annual tax return with the tax collector by April 15 of every year. Individuals with no taxable income for two consecutive years are not required to file an earned income tax return.
Berkheimer Tax Administrator is the authorized tax collection agency for the Springfield Township Earned Income Tax. Earned Income Tax forms for all tax years are available by clicking here. Questions about the Earned Income Tax should be directed to Berkheimer Tax Administrator, 866-701-7206 (current year) or 610-599-3136 (delinquent years).
Please be advised that it is the taxpayer's responsibility to properly report and file all earned income tax returns. Failure to receive an annual tax return does not excuse the resident from the obligation to file a timely and correct return.