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Freedom Township Taxes

Freedom Township Taxes

Local Elected Tax Collector 

Freedom Township's elected tax collector is:

Kim Beckett
596 Middle Creek Road 
Fairfield, PA 17320   
Term Expiration: December 31, 2025  

Phone: 717-778-8388
Email: kimtaxcoll@gmail.com

Understanding Local Taxes

The local elected tax collector bills and collects for the following:

Real Estate Tax - Levied by Adams County, Freedom Township, and the Gettysburg Area School District on real estate owned within their jurisdiction.  Each taxing authority will levy a different millage rate.  Bills are mailed in the spring for County and Township taxes and in the summer for school district tax.  This tax may or may not be paid through a mortgage company, and discounts are offered for payment made by April 30th.  The current tax rate for the Township is 0.6058 mills.  

Per Capita Tax - Levied by Adams County and Freedom Township.  This is a flat rate tax payable by all adult residents living within their jurisdictions.  An adult is defined as a person who is 18 years of age and older.  Discounts are offered for payments made by April 30th.  The current tax rates are $5.00 for the County and $5.00 for the Township.  

Local Services Tax (LST) - Levied by the Gettysburg Area School District and is paid by all individuals who hold a job within the school district.  Employers are required to withhold the tax and remit it to the York Adams Tax Bureau.  The current tax rate is $10.00 per year.  

Earned Income Tax

Earned Income Tax - Levied by Freedom Township and the Gettysburg Area School District. The York Adams Tax Bureau (YATB) has been chosen by both taxing entities to collect the earned income tax. It is a tax on gross wages and net profits. The current rate for Township residents is 1.7%. The tax is shared between the Township (0.5%) and school district (1.2%). If a person works within Pennsylvania, the employer is required to withhold the tax and remit it to the collector. If a person is self-employed or works out-of-state, the tax must be estimated and paid quarterly. Due dates for the earned income tax are as follows: April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30. An annual Individual Earned Income Tax Return must be filed with the YATB by April 15 following the end of the tax year. A return must be filed even if you had no earned income. Only permanently retired or disabled individuals are exempt from filing.  

York Adams Tax Bureau 
240 West Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325 
Phone: (717) 334-4000
Fax: (717) 337-2565
Website: www.yatb.com
Email: info@yatb.com