Please note beginning January 1, 2020 the City of Williamsport will be collecting local services tax (LST) and Berkheimer will no longer be the 3rd party collector. Your 2019 – 4th quarter LST payments should still be paid to Berheimer.
The Local Services Tax (LST) is a tax due from all individuals who are employed within the City of Williamsport. LST should be withheld by employers on a payroll period basis. Employers should withhold the Local Services Tax for the payroll periods in which each employee is in their employment. The tax assessed on each taxpayer is calculated at $1 per week ($52 per year).
Each employer and/or business owner operating within the taxing district must remit quarterly LST and file the required forms with the Treasurer’s Office. Taxpayers may only be required to pay a maximum of $52.00 Local Services Tax per year.
Each quarterly LST filing must include the account number, a completed return, employee detail, and payment. The completed return must include a listing of each employee’s name, address, SSN, work location and the amount of tax remitted for each individual listed.
A copy of the City’s LST ordinance, rules and regulations, and tax forms can be found online at www.cityofwilliamsport.org/government/treasurer.
Each employer is entitled to receive a written explanation of your rights in regard to the audit, appeal, enforcement, refund and collection of the Local Services Tax.
245 West 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7500
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