West Norriton to consider business privilege tax
West Norriton Township supervisors will consider the enactment of an ordinance that would establish a business privilege tax of $1,000 for any business in the township whose gross receipts exceed $100,000. The meeting will be held Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Norriton Township Building, 1630 West Marshall St., Jeffersonville, PA. The proposed ordinance would require businesses to file an application by Jan. 30 of each year with a final return and payment of the required tax at the end of the year. The ordinance would require persons engaged in business to maintain appropriate business records and sets forth a penalty for failure to register or pay the tax due of up to $500 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Businesses with gross receipts less than $100,000 would be exempt from the tax.
Source: Times Herald; 12/5/2011
No tax increase in Conshohocken budget draft
Although council members recently spent four hours discussing a $337,000 budget shortfall, the Conshohocken preliminary budget does not include a property tax increase. The $10.5 million budget is slightly less than last year’s $10.55 million budget and includes a decrease in anticipated property transfer tax revenue. Council intends to pass the 2012 budget at the regular meeting on Dec. 21 at Borough Hall. The proposed budget is available for public inspection at the Conshohocken Borough Administrative Office, One West First Ave., Suite 200, Conshohocken, PA during regular business hours.
Source: Times Herald; 12/2/2011
Lower Merion asks for citizen input to complete Comprehensive Plan
Lower Merion recently set a course to complete a new Comprehensive Plan by the end of 2012, and is asking for township residents to help get the “ambitious” task done. The new approach calls for the creation of several Comprehensive Plan subcommittees that include strong citizen representation. Each subcommittee will work on one element of the plan. Lower Merion has put out a call for volunteers – the deadline to apply is Dec. 30. The township is looking for broad representation, from citizens to business owners and members of the Lower Merion School District, including students. If you are interested in serving Lower Merion Township in this endeavor, visit www.lowermerion.org and look for the Comprehensive Plan Update section under Topical Issues for information on how to apply.
Source: Main Line Times; 11/30/2011
Upper Merion Township’s proposed budget is 6 percent higher than last year, but township supervisors believe that the spending plan can be adopted, without a tax increase, through careful budget management in the coming year. The township suffered a financial setback with the reduction in the assessed value of GlaxoSmithKilne’s property, and overall, the township expects to see a $100,000 drop in revenue from the real estate sector. Click here to view the proposed budget.
Source: Times Herald; 11/28/2011
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