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Township of Lower Oxford, PA
Chester County
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[Ord. 1-2010, 11/17/2010[1]]
All terms defined in the Local Tax Enabling Act, 53 P.S. § 6924.101 et seq., shall have the meanings set forth therein. The following terms shall have the meanings set forth herein:
COLLECTOR
The person or entity appointed as tax officer pursuant to the Local Tax Enabling Act to collect the tax.
EFFECTIVE DATE
January 1, 2011.
ENACTMENT
This Part.
GOVERNING BODY
The Township of Lower Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
LOCAL TAX ENABLING ACT
The Local Tax Enabling Act, 53 P.S. § 6924.101 et seq., and as amended in the future.
TAX
The tax imposed by this enactment.
TAX RETURN
A form prescribed by the Collector for reporting the amount of tax or other amount owed or required to be withheld, remitted, or reported under this enactment or the Local Tax Enabling Act.
TAX YEAR
The period from January 1 to December 31.
TAXING AUTHORITY
The Township of Lower Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
TCC
The Tax Collection Committee established to govern and oversee the collection of earned income tax within the TCD under the Local Tax Enabling Act.
TCD
Any tax collection district to which the taxing authority or any part of the taxing authority is assigned under the Local Tax Enabling Act.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Part 3, Earned Income and Net Profits Tax, adopted 5/7/1974 by Ord. 3-1974, as amended.
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General Purpose Resident Tax. The taxing authority hereby imposes a tax for general revenue purposes at the rate of 1% (0.01) on earned income and net profits of individual residents of the taxing authority.
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Open Space Municipal Resident Tax. In addition to the tax levied for general revenue purposes, the taxing authority hereby imposes a tax for expenses related to open space lands under 32 P.S. § 5007.1 at the rate of 1/2 of 1% (0.005) on earned income and net profits of individual residents of the taxing authority. This tax for open space lands was previously authorized by voter referendum.
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General Purpose Municipal Nonresident Tax. The taxing authority also imposes a tax for general revenue purposes at the rate of 1% on earned income and net profits derived by an individual who is not a resident of the taxing authority from any work, business, profession, or activity of any kind engaged in within the boundaries of the taxing authority.
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Ongoing Tax. The tax shall continue at the above rates during the current tax year and each tax year thereafter, without annual reenactment, until this enactment is repealed or the rate is changed.
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Combined Tax Rate Applicable to Residents. Currently, the total rate applicable to residents of the taxing authority, including the tax imposed by the school district and municipality in which the individual resides, is 1.5% (0.015).
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Municipal Tax Rate Applicable to Nonresidents. Currently, the total rate applicable to nonresidents working within the taxing authority based on the municipal nonresident tax rate is 1% (0.01).
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Local Tax Enabling Act Applicable. The tax is imposed under authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act, and all provisions thereof that relate to a tax on earned income or net profits are incorporated into this enactment. Any future amendments to the Local Tax Enabling Act that are required to be applied to a tax on earned income or net profits will automatically become part of this enactment upon the effective date of such amendment, without the need for formal amendment of this enactment, to the maximum extent allowed by 1 Pa.C.S.A. § 1937.
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Applicable Laws, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures. The tax shall be collected and administered in accordance with: all applicable laws and regulations; and policies and procedures adopted by the TCC or by the Collector. This includes any regulations, policies, and procedures adopted in the future to the maximum extent allowed by 1 Pa.C.S.A. § 1937.
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No Exemption From Tax. Although credits and deductions against tax are permitted under certain circumstances as provided in applicable law and regulations, no individuals are exempt from tax based on age, income, or other factors.
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Every individual receiving earned income or earning net profits in any tax year shall file tax returns and pay tax in accordance with the Local Tax Enabling Act.
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Every employer shall register, withhold, and remit tax and file tax returns in accordance with the Local Tax Enabling Act.
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The tax will be collected from individuals and employers by the Collector.
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Individuals and employers are subject to interest, penalties, costs, and fines in accordance with the Local Tax Enabling Act, including costs imposed by the Collector in accordance with authorization by the TCC having jurisdiction.
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The provisions of this enactment are severable; and if any of its provisions are ruled by a court invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions of this enactment. It is declared to be the intention of the governing body that this enactment would have been adopted if such invalid or unconstitutional provision had not been included.
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The primary purpose of this enactment is to conform the earned income and net profits tax currently imposed to the Local Tax Enabling Act, as amended and restated by Act 32 of 2008, and to do so within the time frame required by Act 32.
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Any prior enactment or part of any prior enactment conflicting with the provisions of this enactment is rescinded insofar as the conflict exists. To the extent the same as any enactment in force immediately prior to adoption of this enactment, the provisions of this enactment are intended as a continuation of such prior enactment and not as a new enactment. If this enactment is declared invalid, any prior enactment levying a similar tax shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected in any manner by adoption of this enactment. The provisions of this enactment shall not affect any act done or liability incurred, nor shall such provisions affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be initiated to enforce any right or penalty or to punish any offense under the authority of any enactment in force prior to adoption of this enactment. Subject to the foregoing provisions of this section, this enactment shall supersede and repeal on the effective date any enactment levying a tax on earned income or net profits in force immediately prior to the effective date.
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The provisions of this Part shall become effective on January 1, 2011.