Local Services Tax


Tax Collector: Ann Shaibley

380 West Bald Eagle Avenue
South Williamsport, PA 17702
(570) 327-0620
(570) 327-0614


This is a tax withheld from employee paychecks by the employer at the rate of $1.00 per week of employment. ¬†Employers, business managers, and store managers are to be included and not exempt due to their title or payroll status. (Some companies pay such persons through a “salaried” payroll system, they are NOT exempt.)

The employer may remit to the Tax Collector annually in lump sum ($52.00) during the first calendar quarter OR quarterly on the following schedule:

  • 1st Quarter (Jan-Mar): remit by April 30th
  • 2nd Quarter (Apr-June): remit by July 31st
  • 3rd Quarter (July-Sept): remit by Oct 31st
  • 4th Quarter (Oct-Dec): remit by Jan 31st
  • Monthly remittance is also acceptable.

Failure to remit on this time schedule will require penalty and interest to be added to the remittance. Postmark is accepted. Any payment reaching the office after the deadline date and with a postmark later than the above remittance dates are subjected to penalty and interest.

No service fee may be held by the employer.

Exemptions from paying the tax to South Williamsport Tax Collector by an employee are:

  • Paying through primary employer in another tax district. Proof provided by pay stub
  • Earning less than $12,000 annually. Proof provided by W-2 or copy of tax return

Self-employed workers must remit as above but have the option to not pay their first payment until the 2nd Quarter. (This rule is due to seasonal cash flow that may not allow the person to pay on the above listed schedule.) Medical professionals (Doctor, Dentist, Chiropractors) & Lawyers or Company owners may be included in this category.

Payroll system print outs or listing of employee names and address’s must accompany each remittance. Employer remittance forms are available at the tax office or may be copied from this website or from PA.Gov website


All Remittances are to be payable to: E. Ann Shaibly, Tax Collector