Real Estate Taxes

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Keystone Collections Group



In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Keystone is following the CDC and Pennsylvania Health Department Guidelines on social distancing to limit the spread and exposure of coronavirus. As such, Keystone’s office located at 780 Miles Road must be temporarily closed to the public during this unprecedented time. You may check for updates on office opening via the website. 

All other avenues of normal taxpayer communication remain open, including online, via telephone and by mail. If you have questions or need local tax assistance, please feel free to contact Keystone via email through the Contact Us page.

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Real Estate Taxes

Taxpayer Information

The Phoenixville Area School District outsources tax collection to Keystone Collections Group. Keystone collects taxes and provides reports to the district monthly and provides a list of liens for all unpaid taxes to the Tax Claim Bureau in January.

Information regarding Real Estate Taxes:
  • Current Real Estate Tax
  • 2020 Due Dates
  • Tax Payment Instructions
  • Interim Real Estate Tax
  • Delinquent Real Estate Tax
  • Tax Certification Requests

Current Real Estate Tax 
Real Estate Tax is the main source of revenue for funding the operation of the Phoenixville Area School District. It is based on the assessed valuation, as determined by the Chester County Board of Assessments, of all taxable property within the School District.

The millage rate for Phoenixville Area School District residents is 31.20.

The millage rate is the rate which the Board of School Directors sets for the taxation of the assessment on a property. Your current school district real estate tax can be calculated by taking the millage rate and multiplying it by your property assessment.

Example: .03120 X 150,000 = $4580
  (millage) X (assessment) (Face Value Taxes)

Real Estate Taxes Due Dates:

In order to receive the discounted 2% from the face value of your tax bill, payments must be received from July 1 through August 31.

In order to receive the face value amount of your tax bill, payments must be received from September 1 through October 31.

A 10% penalty on the face amount is due on your tax bill for payments after October 31.

Payments not received by December 31 will be considered delinquent and will be placed on a lien status with Chester County.

Installment Payment Information:
  • Eligible taxpayers may elect to pay their school real estate taxes in three equal installments. 
  • Installment payments are due August 31, September 30, and October 31, 2020. If you choose to participate in the installment program, you cannot take advantage of the 2% discount with payment due by August 31, 2020. Late payment of installments will result in a penalty. 
  • Payment of the first full installment must be received by August 31, 2020 to confirm your intention to pay your school district tax bill in installments. 
  • If installment plan reflects N/A, you do not qualify for the installment program.
Real Estate Tax Payment Instructions: 
  • Lien Date (12/31/2020) Payment may be made until the date shown, after which any unpaid account will be turned over to the Tax Claim Bureau in West Chester, PA.
  • If the property has been sold, please note the name of the new owner and return the bill to: 

Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendell Road
Irwin, PA 15642

  • Forward payment copy to bank or mortgage company if funds are held in escrow.
  • Failure to receive bill does not entitle owner to discount or remission of penalty of taxes.
  • There is a $35.00 charge for returned checks.
  • The district requires an original tax bill at the time of payment. Duplicate bills can be obtained from Keystone at 866-539-1100. 
  • Payment copy must be returned with payment.
  • If you would like a receipt, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with check and both copies of the bill
  • Date of postmark determines amount accepted.
  • Postdated checks are not accepted.
  • If payment is made by check, stamped receipt is not valid until check has cleared.
Interim Real Estate Tax 

Interim taxes are levied under ACT 544 of 1952 (Section 677.1) on the increase in assessed valuations of local property as a result of construction or improvements to that property. The time period for payment of your interim bill will vary from your current real estate tax bill depending upon when the change is processed by the County.

Delinquent Real Estate Tax 

When payments are not received by the December 31st deadline, they are considered delinquent and placed on lien status with the Tax Claim Bureau in West Chester, PA. Once a property has been sent to lien, all payments are made directly to the Bureau and the school district is no longer involved in the payment process.

Tax Certification Requests

Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendell Road
Irwin, PA 15642
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