County and Municipal Real Estate Tax Amendment
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed Act 15 of 2020, which took effect on April 20, 2020 that allows local municipalities the ability to revise the real estate tax payment periods. During April 2020, the Berks County Commissioners approved revising the real estate tax payment period by extending the flat rate period from June 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The real estate discount payment period was not altered.
On May 18, 2020, the Lower Heidelberg Township Supervisors approved and signed a resolution revising the real estate tax payment flat rate due date this year due to the coronavirus. The flat payment due date has been extended from June 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020 for consistency with Berks County’s payment period schedule.
Lower Heidelberg Township residents who have not paid their real estate tax bills to date can pay the flat rate until September 30, 2020. The penalty period will not apply until October 1, 2020.