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Tax Summary

Corporate Income Tax
Franchise Tax
Sales Tax
Property Tax*
County Property Tax Rates
Personal Income Tax
Unemployment Compensation

Corporate Income Tax
Rate 0.0999
Notes Double weighted sales factor
 
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Franchise Tax
Rate 0.0289
Basis Formula to approximate apportioned net worth
Notes Manufacturing property excluded from apportionment factor.
This tax will be phased out in 2010.
 
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Sales Tax
State Rate 0.06
Local Rate 0.01 – Allegheny and Philadelphia counties only
Manufacturing Exemption Yes
Hotel/Motel Tax Counties may tax the rental of hotel or motel rooms. In Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh this amounts to an additional 7 percent of the cost of a room. Counties throughout the commonwealth have the option to levy a hotel tax to fund tourism promotion agencies in the region.
 
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Property Tax*
Real Property Assessment ratios and tax rates vary by municipality.
The aggregate rate ranges from approximately 2 percent to 5 percent.
 
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County Property Tax Rates
Westmoreland County 20.99 mills
 
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Personal Income Tax
Rate 0.0307
 
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Unemployment Compensation
New Non-Construction Employers Rate 0.035
New Construction Employers Rate 0.097
Wage Limit $8,000

* The valuation of local property tax involves many factors including when the last assessment was performed, what the county’s assessment ratio is and what the combined millage of the taxing bodies is. Due to this complexity, it is best to have professionals with real estate tax experience perform your valuation.

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