Welcome to the County of Berks
Delinquent Tax Payer Assistance

  

REGULAR AGREEMENT -

BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

A taxpayer may come into our office to execute an Agreement for their unpaid taxes. The agreement will take all unpaid taxes in our system and require 25% down as the first payment and the remaining payments will be due quarterly over a 12 month period. You must come into our office with the first payment with a certified check, money order or cash. No personal checks will be accepted for the first payment.  

Please read our office policies for assistance on how our Agreement works:  Office Policies.pdfOffice Policies.pdf

 

HARDSHIP AGREEMENT -

BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

ELIGIBILITY

 1. Taxpayer must be a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 2. That the property in which the tax claim is against, is owner-occupied
 3. Taxpayer must have one (1) of the following extenuating circumstances:
a)         Serious Physical Illness or Injury or a combination if the illness or injury with a state of prolonged unemployment
b)         Unemployment
 
PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS
Taxpayer must fill out the Hardship Application and return the appropriate form(s) to:
           
            Berks County Tax Claim Bureau
Attn: Director
633 Court St., 2nd fl
Reading, PA 19601
 
 
Within thirty (30) days of receipt of the completed Application and Form, the Tax Claim Bureau will notify the Taxpayer in writing, if he/she has been granted the twelve (12) month hardship extension
 
If the Taxpayer is granted the hardship extension, the taxpayer will enter into a Hardship Agreement, which will add all the delinquent unpaid taxes in the system and require five percent (5%) down as the first payment and the balance will be paid over twenty-three (23) equal payments for all delinquent tax claims

 

 

 

 TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

  ELIGIBILITY: 

1.     65 years of age or older

2.    residing in residential real estate

3.    solely owned and occupied by people all age 65 or older

4.    annual household income including ½ of Social Security is $35,000.00 or less

5.    property taxes must be delinquent

 

 Tax Deferral Packet.pdfTax Deferral Packet.pdf