Tax Office

Tax deadlines have been extended for County,
Township & School Tax


County & Township Real Estate Tax* :
 - Flat period extended from June 30th till September 30th
 - Taxes from October 1st until Dec. 31st will be assessed a 10% late fee.
 - Deadline to pay Tax Collector is 12/31/2020.
 - Unpaid taxes turned over to the Tax Claim Bureau by 01/15/2021.

 School Real Estate Tax*:
 - Discount period is July, August & September.
 - Flat period is October, November & December.
       *For installment payments please refer to your tax bill
 - Taxes paid after Dec. 31st will be assessed a 10% late fee.
 - Deadline to pay Tax Collector is 12/31/2020.
 - Unpaid taxes turned over to the Tax Claim Bureau by 01/15/202.

 *Please note – After the Flat period ends for each tax bill, a 10% late fee will be assessed on the total due. 

 *10% penalty added after deadlines for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th installment payments.


RESOLUTION NO. 2020-08

A resolution temporarily extending the payment deadline for the Township of Muhlenberg 2019 final/2020 estimated business privilege tax returns from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 consistent with the extension granted by the United States Federal Government and Internal Revenue Service to federal taxpayers in response to the state of emergency currently in effect. Please view the pdf document below for more information.

Tax Resolutions - Extended Payment Period.pdf


Tax Structure

The total amount of the real estate tax each household pays is determined by your assessed valuation. The combined total Township tax is 5 mills (4.4 mills Municipal Property Tax and 0.6 mills Fire Services Tax) or $5 per $1,000 of assessed value and represents approximately 11.8% of your total property taxes. If your house is assessed at $100,000, you pay $500 annually for which you receive the following services:

  • Park and recreation activities
  • Police protection
  • Road maintenance
  • Street lighting
  • Etc.

A dedicated portion of the real estate tax supports the Goodwill and Temple volunteer fire departments.


Tax Structure: Muhlenberg Township 5 Mills, Berks County 7.657 Mills, School District 29.81 Mills