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The City of Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Permit Office will be closed Wednesday afternoons to walk-ins from 1 to 4:30pm. This temporary closure is due to the digitization of the permit files. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Earned Income Tax (EIT)

for Individuals

All Pennsylvania residents with earned income, wages or net profits must file an Earned Income Tax (EIT) return annually.  Withholding of EIT by an employer does not exempt individuals from filing an annual return regardless of expectation of tax liability, "no tax due" status, or refund.  Most employers withhold this tax and list it as "LOCAL TAX" or "CITY TAX" on an employee's pay stub or W-2 form.  Residents who are self-employed or whose employer does not withhold the "Local or City" tax are responsible to pay estimated quarterly tax payments. 

The Earned Income Tax (EIT) rate for the City of Bethlehem is a 1% income tax that is assessed on the gross earnings of residents and non-residents and net profits of residents.  Just like Federal and State income taxes, EIT tax returns must be filed on-line or by mail on or before April 15, 2024.

The City of Bethlehem uses a third party servicer for collection of  Earned Income Taxes.  EIT tax returns for the City of Bethlehem  are collected and processed by:

Keystone Collections Group

Phone: (866) 539-1100
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm