Bucks County District Ballot Questions

Posted: May 02, 2007

Bensalem Township

Do you favor the Bensalem Township School District imposing a personal income tax at a rate of 0.9%? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated amount of $254.

Bristol Borough

Do you favor the Bristol Borough School District imposing an earned income tax at 1%? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $330 the first year of the tax and $600 in each year thereafter.

Bristol Township

Do you favor enacting an earned income tax of 1% in Bristol Township School District? The revenue generated from this tax will be used to reduce real estate taxes on qualified homestead properties by approximately $469.

Centennial

Do you favor converting the school district's current earned income tax to a personal income tax at 1.2%? The revenue generated from the personal income tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential property by approximately $402 and to replace the revenue from the school district's current earned income tax. The current earned income tax rate is 0.5%.

Central Bucks

Do you favor the Central Bucks School District 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 $972.00. The current earned income tax rate is .5%.

Council Rock

Do you favor the Council Rock School District imposing an additional 0.9% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce school taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $942. The current school district earned income tax rate is 0.5%.

Easton Area

Do you favor the Easton Area School District imposing an additional 0.9% earned income and net profits tax? The revenue generated from the increased tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified homestead and farmstead properties by approximately $488 in the first year and approximately $697 in subsequent years.

The current school district earned income and net profits tax is 0.5%. Additionally, local municipalities presently levy a 0.5% earned income and net profits tax.

Morrisville

Do you favor imposing a 1% earned income and net profits 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 $452 in the first year, rising to about $753 in subsequent years based on 100% tax collection and 100% participation by eligible homesteads. (The current earned income tax rate is 0.0%).

Neshaminy

Do you favor the Neshaminy School District imposing an earned income tax at a rate of 1%? The revenue generated from the tax bill will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated amount of $576.

New Hope-Solebury

Do you favor your school district imposing an additional .6% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner-occupied residential properties by approximately $989, and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $989. The current school district earned income tax rate is .5%, and the current combined municipal/school district rate is 1.0%.

North Penn

Do you favor your school district imposing an additional 1.1 percent 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 approximately $961.

The current school district earned income and net profit tax rate is .5 percent, and the current combined municipal/school district rate is between 1 percent and 1.25 percent depending on the municipality in which the taxpayer resides.

Palisades

Do you favor increasing the Palisades School District's earned income tax from 0.5% to 1.5%, a rate increase of 1%? The revenue generated from the increased tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties and qualified farm properties by an estimated $428 for the first year and an estimated $612 for each year thereafter.

Pennridge

Do you favor the Pennridge School District imposing an additional 0.8% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $554 in the 2007-2008 fiscal year and $792 in the subsequent fiscal years. The current school district earned income tax rate is 1%.

Pennsbury

Do you favor the Pennsbury School District imposing an earned income tax at 1%? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $364.

Quakertown Community

Do you favor increasing the Quakertown Community School District's earned income tax from 1% to 2.1%, a rate increase of 1.1%? The revenue generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $509 in the first year.

Souderton Area

Do you favor the Souderton Area School District imposing an additional 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $612. The current school district earned income tax rate is .5%.

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