Borough of West Newton Real Estate Taxes

Recently, Governor Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 841 into law on April 20, 2020. Senate Bill 841 allows for the modification of the timeline for discounted payments of real estate taxes. This Bill allows for tax payers to receive a two percent (2%) discount on real estate taxes so long as they are paid by August 31, 2020, as opposed to the previous deadline of April 30, 2020. Tax payers will be able to pay their real estate taxes without penalty between August 31, 2020 and December 30, 2020. Not until December 31, 2020 will tax payers be penalized for late payments.

As you may be aware, Westmoreland County passed a resolution adopting the new timeline for County taxes at their most recent public meeting. The Borough of West Newton will also be passing a similar resolution at its regular public meeting on Monday, May 11, 2020, extending its timelines for payment of real estate taxes.

Should you make a payment of real estate taxes between now and May 11, 2020, you are permitted to send in the amount equal to the two percent (2%) discounted rate. If you send in a payment equal to the face amount, your check will be returned with a letter asking to resubmit a check in the lesser amount until August 31, 2020.

For your reference:

April 30, 2020 – August 31, 2020 = 2% discount

September 1, 2020 – December 30, 2020 = Face Value

December 31, 2020 – Future = Penalized

Samuel J. Dalfonso, Esq.

West Newton Borough

112 South Water Street
West Newton, PA 15089


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