Chester County District Ballot Questions

Posted: May 02, 2007

Avon Grove

Do you favor the School District's imposing an additional 1.0/° earned income tax? The income generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by approximately $447.00. The current School District earned income tax rate is 0.0%.

Coatesville

Do you favor your school district imposing an additional 1% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the increased tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner occupied residential properties by approximately $584, subject to amounts actually collected pursuant to the proposed tax increase. The current earned income tax is 0.5%

Downingtown

Do you favor the Downingtown Area School District imposing an additional 1.0% 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 $705. The current district earned income tax rate is 0.5%.

Great Valley

Do you favor your school district imposing a 1% 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 $563 and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $563.

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Kennett

Do you favor your school district imposing an additional 1% earned income tax? Revenue generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner occupied residential properties and farm buildings in the first year by approximately $817. The current school district earned income tax rate is .5% (1.0% for KCSD residents in East Marlborough), collected in combination with existing municipality income taxes.

Octorara

Do you favor your school district imposing an additional 1.4 /° 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 $639, and onqualified farm buildings by approximately $639.

The current school district earned income tax rate is .5%, and the current combined municipal/school district rate is 1 % - 1.25%.

Owen J. Roberts

Do you favor your school district imposing an additional 1% earned income tax? Revenue from the increased tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties and farm buildings by approximately $500 in the first year, rising to approximately $700 in subsequent years. Current school district tax rate is 0.5%, and the current combined municipal/school district rate is between 1% and 1.25%, depending on the municipality in which the taxpayer resides.

Oxford

Do you favor your 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 owner occupied residential properties and farm buildings in the first year by approximately $311. The current rate is .5%, and the current combined municipal/school district rate is between 1% and 1.5%, depending on the municipality in which the taxpayer resides.

Phoenixville

Do you favor your school district imposing an additional 1.0% 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 $462, and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $462. The current school district earned income tax rate is .50%, and the current combined municipal/school district rate is 1.0% for the Borough and 1.25% for East Pikeland and Schuylkill Townships.

Spring-Ford

Do you favor your school district imposing an additional 0.9% earned income tax? The revenue generated from the increased tax rate will be used to reduce taxes on qualified residential properties by approximately $600.00. The current earned income tax rate is 0.5% and the current combined municipal/school district rate is 1.0%: The new combined' municipal/school district rate would be 1.9%.

Tredyffrin/Easttown

Do you favor imposing a 0.6% Personal Income Tax? There is currently no local income tax. Revenue generated from the tax would be used to reduce taxes on each qualified residential property by an estimated amount of $450. Voters' decision on this question will not affect the school district's the school district's ability to receive state gambling funds for property tax relief.

Twin Valley

Do you favor converting the Twin Valley School District's current earned income tax to a personal income tax at 1.3%? The revenue generated from the personal income tax will be used to reduce school district taxes on qualified residential properties by an estimated $585.76 and to replace the revenue from the school district's current earned income tax. The current school district earned income tax rate is .5%.

Unionville-Chadds Ford

Do you favor your school district imposing a 1.0% 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.

The school district does not currently have. an earned income tax and the current rate in some municipalities is 0.5%

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 properties 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%.

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