In what may be a surprise to many people, residents in the Nether Providence Township do not pay the highest real estate taxes in the county. In fact their are 19 municipalities in Delaware County that have a higher tax rate then Nether Providence!
Colwyn has held the dubious distinction of having the highest millage rates in the County for several years, this year at 75.09 mills, and the bottom spot has been the honor of Thornbury Township for a number of years – their rate this year is a measly 19.25 mills.
The millage rate refers to the amount of tax that is paid per thousand dollars of the assessed value of a home. For example a home with an assessment of $100,000 would pay a total tax bill of $7,509 in Colwyn on the high end of the scale in the County, and a home in Thornbury Township assessed at the same value would pay a total tax bill of $1,925 on the opposite end of the spectrum. A Nether Providence Township home would have a tax obligation of $5,091.
Note: Millage rates shown only to the 100th place
2014 TOTAL MILLAGE RATES FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
The total tax obligation is composed of three components:
– Delaware County Taxes – all Delaware County communities pay the same 5.60 mills
– School Taxes – the largest component of the tax structure
– Municipal Taxes – each community levies a local municipal tax
Wallingford Swarthmore School District does hold the distinction among surrounding local communities with the highest school taxes in the area. Nether Providence and Rose Valley residents have a slighty lower millage for school taxes than Swarthmore and Rutledge within WSSD. Swarthmore and Rutledge residents pay an additional amount for support of Delaware County Community College, bringing their millage up to 40.94.
At the high end, residents of the William Penn School District – the Boroughs of Colwyn, Aldan, Lansdowne, and Yeadon, shoulder a school tax millage rate of 42.90 mills.
Thornbury Township residents, where students attend the West Chester schools, have the lowest school in Delaware County at 13.65 mills.
2014/15 SCHOOL TAX MILLAGE RATES FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Ridley Township again takes the local top spot in the municipal tax category at 8.51 mills. Middletown Township has a very low muncipal millage of 1.6 due to the fact that they have no local police force to support.
Countywide Colwyn has the top spot again, this time literally off the charts with a municipal tax rate of 27.20 mills, and Thornbury Township residents are at the low end of the municipal tax spectrum – they pay no municipal taxes.
2014 MUNICIPAL TAX MILLAGE RATES FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
If you would like a complete 2014 Delaware County tax rate table contact me and I will be glad to provide you with one.
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