The following is a summary of the taxes collected within the Township and the resources for questions concerning them.
Mercantile and Business Privilege Tax
Mercantile License Tax
Each year any business, as defined by the ordinance, shall obtain a license to conduct business in West Manchester Township. These licenses are renewable yearly. The York Adams Tax Bureau (YATB) is responsible for collection of the taxes and issuance of licenses. The tax rate is one and ½ (1.5) mills or $1.50 per thousand dollars of gross receipts for retail establishments and 1 mill or $1.00 per thousand dollars of wholesale gross receipts.
Business Privilege Tax
This tax is applicable to all persons engaging in any business in the township, and they shall pay an annual tax at the rate of one and ½ (1.5) mills or $1.50 per thousand dollars of gross service related receipts. Any seasonal business that is conducted at one location for less than sixty consecutive days would also be responsible for the payment of this tax. This tax is collected by the YATB.
Questions about the Mercantile and Business Privilege Taxes can be answered by visiting the York Adams Tax Bureau website at: http://www.yatb.com/for-employers/mercantile-business-privilege-tax/ or calling (717) 845-1584
Property / Real Estate Tax
York County and West Manchester Township property taxes are combined on one bill and mailed by the West Manchester Township Tax Collector’s office. The county tax rates are set by York County. West Manchester Township municipal property taxes are established each year when the West Manchester Township budget is approved.
For questions concerning real estate taxes, please contact the west Manchester Township Tax Collector’s office at (717) 793-9651. The current year tax rates can be viewed under ‘Tax Rates’ section below.
Earned Income Tax
West Manchester Township and the West York Area School District share a 1% tax on earned income. This tax is paid to the YATB through payroll deductions and direct payment. Residents are required to submit an annual return to the YATB by April 15th of each year.
Questions on the Earned Income Tax can be answered by visiting the York Adams Tax Bureau website at: http://www.yatb.com/for-individuals/earned-income-tax or calling (717) 845-1584.
Local Service Tax
This tax is an annual fee of $52 levied against all persons who are employed in West Manchester Township and who earned at least $12,000 in a calendar year. These funds are used to offset the cost of emergency services and are collected through payroll deductions and direct payment. This tax is collected by the York Adams Tax Bureau.
Questions about the Local Services Tax can be answered by visiting the York Adams Tax Bureau website at: http://www.yatb.com/for-employers/local-services-tax or calling (717) 845-1584.
Reality Transfer Tax
West Manchester Township and the West York Area School District share a 1% tax on all real estate sales in the Township.
The following document provides a summary of the tax rates for West Manchester Township. The document is in a PDF format. The following is a link to a free adobe reader: https://get.adobe.com/reader