The Pine-Richland School Board approved the Final General Fund Budget for the 2021-2022 school year in accordance with board policy #604 Budget Adoption with expenditures of $95,755,046 and total revenues of $94,746,409 with a utilization of assigned fund balance for capital improvements in the amount of $1,008,637, and to establish the following tax rates for the fiscal year 2020-2021:
1. Real Estate Tax rate of 19.5867 mills
2. Earned Income Tax of 0.5%
3. Act 511 Per Capita Tax of $5.00 for individuals age 18 and older
4. Pennsylvania School Code Per Capita Tax of $5.00 for individuals age 18 and older.
The board also approved the 2021 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution at the June 7, 2021 meeting which provides a reduction in real estate tax assessments for approved homesteads and farmsteads for the school year beginning July 1.
State property tax relief provided by gaming funds is revenue-neutral to the school district.
This calculation provides for a reduction in assessed value for each approved homestead within our community. The calculation of tax relief is based on the state property tax reduction allocation and millage rate which will be set by the school board for 2021 real estate tax bills.
Reminder: Tax Rebate Is Available for Pine-Richland Senior Citizens
The Pine-Richland School Board approved a senior citizen tax rebate for senior citizens, who live in the Township of Pine or Richland Township at its board meeting earlier this year.
The program, which is effective for the calendar year of 2020, stipulates that the filer must be a resident of Pine Township or Richland Township for all of 2020, have owned a home in Pine or Richland townships for all of 2020 and used it as his or her primary residence. The granting of the Homestead exemption by Allegheny County will be used to determine whether a residence is a filer's primary residence. The filer must be classified as a senior citizen, widow, or widower.
The submission deadline is June 30, 2021. You can review qualifications, the packet, and more information by visiting: www.pinerichland.org/seniors.
Join us for upcoming meetings in 2021 including:
June 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. - Regular Meeting
July 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. - Combined Meeting
August 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. - Joint Governance Meeting