All Pennsylvania residents with earned income, wages or net profits must file a 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 15th of the next/following tax year.
Due to the hardship caused by the COVID -19 pandemic, City of Bethlehem EIT payments for 2019 have been extended until July, 15 2020
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: (888) 519-3897
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm