Earned Income Tax
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. A sole exception is permitted in the case of Springfield 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 most instances, the EIT 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, retired or otherwise, must file an annual tax return with the tax collector by April 15 of every year.
Berkheimer Tax Administrator is the authorized tax collection agency for the Springfield Township Earned Income Tax. Forms for all tax years are available on-line by clicking here. Questions about the Earned Income Tax should be directed to Berkheimer Tax Administrator, 610-599-3139.
Special Notice regarding 2012 Tax Returns: If a taxpayer previously filed a Berkheimer tax return in paper form, a paper tax return will be sent via the United States Postal Service. If the prior year tax return was filed by an accountant, or if the taxpayer did not use a Berkheimer tax return, a post card will be sent reminding the taxpayer to submit their current year return to Berkheimer. If the prior year tax return was filed on line, an e-mail reminder will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the taxpayer.
As of January 30, 2013, tax return forms are available on line to download or fill out and print. Taxpayers may also contact Berkheimer at 610-599-5139 to request a paper copy.
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.