Delaware County District Ballot Questions

Posted: May 02, 2007

Chester Upland

Do you favor the Chester Upland School District imposing an earned income tax at 0.8%? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $345.

Chichester

Do you favor imposing a personal income tax at .9%? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings estimated at $206 in the first year.

Garnet Valley

Do you favor imposing a 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $525 per homestead for the first year. The estimated revenue to be generated from an earned income tax at 1% for the first year is $3,687,000.

Haverford

Do you favor imposing an earned income tax of 1%? The revenue generated from this new tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by approximately $483. The school district does not currently levy an earned income tax.

Interboro

Do you favor imposing a 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce real estate taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings by about $360. (The current earned income tax rate for Glenolden, Norwood and Prospect Park is 0%; the current earned income tax rate for Tinicum Township is 1%.)

Marple Newtown

Do you favor your school district imposing a .8% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce property taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $635 per eligible property. The current earned income tax rate is 0% for the Marple Newtown School District.

Penn-Delco

Do you favor converting the school district's current earned income and net profits tax to a personal income tax at 1.5%? The revenue generated from the personal income tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $493 and to replace the revenue from the school district's current earned income and net profits tax. The current rate of that tax is .5%.

Radnor

Do you favor your school district imposing a 0.7 percent personal income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by $480.

Ridley

Do you favor imposing a 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings by about $265 in the first year, rising to about $400 in subsequent years. (The current earned income tax rate is 0%.)

Rose Tree Media

Do you favor imposing a 0.8% personal income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings by about $535 in the first year, rising to about $890 in subsequent years based on 100% tax collection and 100% participation by eligible homesteads. (The current personal income tax rate is 0%.)

Southeast Delco

Do you favor your school district imposing a 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce property taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $210 per eligible property. The current earned income and net profits tax rate is 0% for the Southeast Delco School District.

Springfield

Do you favor your school district imposing a personal income tax of .9%? The revenue generated from the personal income tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $417.

Unionville-Chadds Ford

Do you favor your school district imposing a 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the new tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties by approximately $990, and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $990. Neither the school district nor the municipality currently has an earned income tax.

Upper Darby

Do you favor imposing a 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $290 per property in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

Wallingford-Swarthmore

Do you favor the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District imposing a personal income tax at 0.8%? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $600 in the first year. (No personal income tax is currently imposed.)

West Chester

Do you favor converting the school district's current earned income tax to a personal income tax at 1.1%? The revenue generated from the personal income tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential property by $533 and to replace the revenue from the school district's current earned income tax. The current school district earned income tax rate is .5%.

William Penn

For Aldan, Colwyn, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne and Yeadon:

Do you favor imposing a 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $120 per property in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

For Darby:

Do you favor imposing an additional 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $120 per property in the 2007-2008 fiscal year. The current earned income tax rate is 1%.

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