Tax Millage Rates for 2020-21
- Chester County Residents, 29.07 mills
- Chadds Ford, Delaware County Residents, 25.99 mills
TAX PAYMENTS SHOULD BE MAILED TO:
C/O FULTON BANK
P.O. BOX 4065
LANCASTER, PA 17604
OR TAKEN TO ANY BRANCH OF FULTON
Tax bills will be mailed on June 30, 2020. If you do not receive a tax bill by the 2nd week of July, please call the tax office at 610-347-0970 Ext. 3321 to request another copy.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not entitle owner to discount or remission of penalty on taxes.
It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to forward their tax bill to their mortgage company if their taxes are held in escrow.
Early Payment Discount: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school board has extended the face amount due date to December 31. 2020. The taxes will still be due by August 31, 2020, to take advantage of the 2% discount amount. No penalty will be added to the amount due unless they are not paid in full by December 31, 2020, at which time they will be turned over to the County tax claim bureau for collection, with an additional 7.5% penalty plus any charges assessed by the County tax claim bureau.
Postmark is accepted for payment.
Credit cards: are now accepted for payment. Visit www.officialpayments.com for information. Note: A service fee of 2.8% applies to credit card payments made through officialpayments.com.
Installments: If you wish to pay by installments, you must contact the tax office by July 31 to register and to obtain payment details. You may not pay by installments if you do not register. If you choose the installment plan you forfeit the 2% discount and taxes will be due at the face amount by October 31 in 3 equal installments due August 31, September 30 and October 31.
If the last business day of the month falls on a weekend, the payment is due on Monday or the next business day in the case of a Monday holiday.
Your cancelled check will serve as your proof of payment. If you would like a receipt, send both copies of your bill with a self addressed stamped envelope with your payment. If a stamped return envelope is not provided, a receipt will not be sent.
There is no charge for verbal tax information. For a written tax certification the fee is $10.00 per year/ per parcel.
- If a faxed certification is acceptable, indicate that on your request and it will be faxed to you.
- If you want the tax cert to be mailed back to you include a self addressed stamped envelope .
- If a return envelope is not provided, the certification will be faxed back.
Send your requests to:
Unionville Chadds Ford School District
740 Unionville Rd.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
More Information About School Taxes
Taxation is a significant part of school finance. Below are the various types of district taxes.
The interim real estate tax is a tax on “assessed property” that was not included in the original tax mailing of July 1. Interim real estate tax bills are sent out throughout the school year for new construction/remodeling that increased a property’s assessed value but was not included with the original tax mailing. The tax bill could be the result of an addition to a house/business, a swimming pool, a new house that is finished mid-year, etc.
On April 13, 2009, the Governor implemented the Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions (Act 1), which allows school districts the ability to reduce their taxes based on revenue received from the state. This revenue is generated from gambling proceeds. The homestead exclusion reduces the assessed values of homestead-approved properties, reducing the school property tax on these homes.
To be eligible for this program, the homeowner must reside in a dwelling primarily used as their permanent home. In general, it is the address where you live, where you have registered to vote and have registered your driver’s license.