SB 76, the Property Tax Independence Act, is designed to eliminate school property taxes. It does not impact the county, township/borough property taxes assessed each spring. The elimination of school property taxes would occur over time since property taxes will still be assessed to cover existing debt obligations. The debt obligation, and thus the tax elimination, varies from district to district. The average homeowner in Columbia will still pay about 23% of current school property taxes.
Changes under SB 76:
This calculator will help you to see how the changes made by SB 76 will affect your household's finances.
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Property tax rate based on (Columbia Borough School District).
|Property Assessed Value|
|Real Estate Tax Amount|
|IRS Tax Rate|
Enter "0" if you do not itemize. Otherwise, enter your Federal Income Tax rate. See this article for more information: https://www.irs.com/articles/2016-federal-tax-rates-personal-exemptions-and-standard-deductions
|Sales Tax Paid|
To calculate the additional 1% increase in sales tax, please enter the total estimated sales tax you paid in 2016.
Items/Services included in expanded sales tax:
For a complete list, see http://www.senatorargall.com/new-taxable-items/
|Total Yearly Expanded Expenses|
|R.E. Tax Reduction|
|Federal Tax Reduction|
|Total Reduction in Taxes|
|Additional Sales Tax Increase|
|Expanded Sales Tax|
|Federal Tax Increase|
|Total Additional Taxes|
(A positive/red amount indicates you will pay more, a negative/green amount indicates savings)