The Manager oversees day to day operations of the Township and reports to the Board of Supervisors. There are three functional areas of the Township: Administration, Zoning/Code Enforcement and Public Works.
The Manager oversees all fiscal elements of the Township including budget preparation and management, purchasing, contract management, financial reporting, information technology, and human resources.
Real Estate Tax Collection
Per the Second Class Township Code, the position of Real Estate Tax Collector is an elected position. If no one is elected or the elected party declines the post, the Township Manager (or another staff member) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors as the elected Tax Collector.
There are three Real Estate bills levied per year. These include County mailed out in January, Township mailed out in March and the School District bills are mailed sometime after July 1. There are discount, face and penalty periods for all bills. Please see bill for due dates. Owners of new homes will receive a supplemental tax bill for partial year occupancy of their home.
Taxes Paid from Escrow: Not all lending institutions request tax bills from our Tax Collector. If there is no notation on your bill, please forward your bill to your lender with a note requesting that they submit a letter in writing to the Tax Collector for the next billing cycle. Supplemental bills might not be paid through escrow. Please contact your mortgage company for payment information.
Earned Income Tax
The Northampton County Tax Collection Committee has contracted with Keystone Collections Group for the collection of the earned income tax from all Northampton County residents as well as the employees of all township businesses. The tax is 1.2% of an individual's gross earned income. Of the 1.2% collected, Allen Township receives 0.5% and the Northampton Area School District receives 0.7%. The contact information for Keystone is:
Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendel Road
Irwin, PA 15642
Telephone No.: 1-866-539-1100 or (724) 978-0300
Fax: (724) 978-0339
Web Site: www.keystonecollects.com
224 Nazareth Pike
Trolley Station Mall
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Earned Income Tax forms will be mailed to residents from Keystone Collections Group by mid-February of each year. Forms for individuals and employers can also be found on Keystone's web site. Any questions related to Earned Income Tax should be directed to Keystone Collections Group at the number noted above.
Local Services Tax
The Allen Township Administrative Office collects the Local Service Tax on behalf of Allen Township. This is a $52.00 per year tax levied at $1 per week on people working in the Township. A low income exemption is available for individuals earning less than $12,000 annually. The exemption form is available here.
Individuals who work for more than one employer and have had the tax deducted more than once may claim a refund.
The form is available here.
For more information, please contact the Township Municipal Office.