Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wilkinsburg to make committee meetings open

Wilkinsburg looks to be opening their Tax Collection Committee meetings to the public after a 5-4 vote was passed on January 20th.

Click here for the details.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Breaking down ACT 32

The Beaver County Times breaks down ACT 32 and how it relates to Beaver County. They explain the new laws very well and also include the implementation schedule.

Check it out.

Friday, October 16, 2009

White Township prepares for Act 32

According to the Indiana Gazette of Indiana, PA , White Township has named the chairman of their Tax Collection Committee in order to prepare for Act 32.

Here's the story.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Abington Township prepares for Act 32

Abington Township is preparing for Act 32. According to the Times-Tribune town officials are looking to change the town's name to Waverly Township.

Here's the story.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Act 32 updates

Act 32 is getting closer. With less than a year remaining to appoint tax collection agencies, counties are beginning to get more serious about their planning.

Northhampton County in Pennsylvania has announced their first scheduled meeting to prepare for ACT 32. It is set for October 22nd.

The article is here.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette talks about the preparations taking place in Allegheny County.

Here is their article.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Clarion News breaks down Act 32

The Clarion News breaks down the pieces of Act 32 and how it will affect Clarion County and the surrounding school Districts.

They go through everything from the newly formed Tax Collection Committee, to which school districts will be included in their own Tax Collection District.

Here is the article.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Getting closer to Act 32

The DCED says that PA is getting closer to having the changes from Act 32 refined.

Here is a press release discussing the weight of votes within the Tax Collection Committees across the state.

Press release

Monday, August 24, 2009

Meadville Tribune looks at Act 32

The Meadville Tribune has taken a closer look at Act 32 in order to explain to the local residents what has to happen according to the Act.

The Tribune breaks down the separation of Tax Collection Districts within their area.

Here's the story.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Joining forces

The Times Leader is reporting that Exeter Township is looking to create a partnership with The Back Mountain Community group in order to receive more money from grants and prepare for the switch over from Act 32.

Here's the story

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Act 32 across the state

Different municipalities and schools are getting ready for the changes that are going to be brought on by Act 32. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette talks about how Allegheny County is preparing to make the switch.

The article also has a map with the four Tax Collection Districts within Allegheny County.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Still have Act 32 Questions?

Still have questions about Act 32? Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors put together a very detailed summary of the law. Also included is some FAQs as well as the implementation schedule and insight into the implementation itself.

Also, this link is a little bit old but the Abington Journal offers their view on Act 32 and Lackawanna county intends to implement the act.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bewilderment over Act 32

Does Act 32 bewilder you as much as it does others? Well we have compiled a list of some of the most informative sites about the new Earned Income Tax Collection law that was passed in the summer of 2008.

This site is by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials. It outlines Act 32 as well as offers an outline of the implementation process that will take place between now and January 1st, 2012.

This is a link to the DCED (Department of Community and Economic Development) web page on Act 32. You can find the Act itself, some FAQ’s, timelines, articles etc. .:

This is link to the Act 32 page that was put together by the folks that are conducting the training seminars for the DCED. On the page there is a link to the power point presentation which is used during the training seminars. The web page also contains more articles and a wealth of information on the act.

There are other frequently asked questions listed here:

This final link offers similar information as the other sites. Many of the links open documents in PDF format showing FAQs as well as a general outline of the act itself.