Tax Office

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.

It should also be noted that half of all monies generated from the township business privilege tax, local services tax, and earned income tax are designated for the school system.

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