All property owners are required to pay real estate taxes on the real estate they own in Etna Borough whether it is vacant or developed. Exceptions to this are those properties that Allegheny County deems exempt from real estate taxes. Allegheny County is also responsible for the assessment values placed on individual parcels. For more information regarding assessments, visit the Allegheny County Office of Property Assessments website
The Etna Borough Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of Etna Borough and the Shaler Area School District real estate taxes assessed on all property located within the corporate boundaries of Etna Borough.
Etna Borough tax bill mailing date is mid-April. Taxpayers can get a 2% discount if paid by June 30. The face period is July and August and a 10% penalty is added after September 1
|Taxing Body||Tax Millage|
|Etna Borough (2021 millage)||9.00 Mills ($9.00 per $1,000 valuation)|
|Etna Borough (2020 millage)||9.00 Mills ($9.00 per $1,000 valuation)|
Shaler Area School District (2020 millage)
(Tax rate is updated in July
|23.5319 Mills ($23.5319 per $1,000 valuation|
|Allegheny County (2021 millage)||4.73 Mills ($4.73 per $1,000 valuation)|
Shaler Area School District offers a four part payment plan based on the face amount of the tax. If paying on the payment plan, the taxpayer is responsible for meeting the payment dates. If payments are not maintained as listed below, the property owner forfeits their right to the payment plan and may be subject to penalties. The four due dates for the installment plan are as follows:
Please note: Failure to remit quarterly payments by the above dates will result in a 10% penalty on the payment amount.
It is the responsibility of the property owners to secure a tax bill and correct the mailing address for the bill. All real estate taxes are due on or before the established due dates regardless of whether or not a tax bill is received by the property owner. Failure to receive a tax bill shall not excuse the taxpayer from paying the tax by the due date.
The property owner is responsible to notify the tax office in the case of mortgage refinance, payoff or other situations that would change the method of real estate tax payments or change of address for whom the bill is sent. Notice can be sent to:
Note that this notification does not change the address for the Allegheny County real estate taxes. Address corrections for county taxes should be addressed to the Allegheny County tax office at (412) 350-4100.
Other taxes levied by the borough include wage, occupation, and mercantile taxes. The one percent (1%) wage tax is levied on earned income. The receipts are divided evenly between the borough and the school district. Mercantile tax is assessed on businesses operating in Etna. These taxes are presently collected by Keystone Municipal Collections.
The Local Services Tax (LST) is $1.00 per week and is also collected by the Borough’s Wage Tax Collector, Keystone Municipal Collections.
The Borough also has a Mercantile Tax which is 1½ mills for retail commercial establishments and 1 mill for wholesale establishments. Please Contact Keystone Municipal Collections, (724) 978-