Phase 4: Transfer Tax Deviations

 

 

Deviations from 1% Local Transfer Tax

The Realty Transfer Tax in Pennsylvania is generally 2% of the sales price stated on the deed. 1% is remitted to the Commonwealth of PA and 1% to the local government. Some local governments, however, vary their portion. The following is a list of localities that impose something other than 1%. These figures represent the local government portion only; the 1% for the Commonwealth of PA must be added for the total amount due.

SALES PRICE X LOCAL GOVERNMENT + 1% = TOTAL TRANSFER TAX OBLIGATION

Allegheny County

Bellevue Borough – 1½%
Bethel Park Municipality – 1½%
Greentree Borough – 1½%
Hamptom Township – 1½%
McCandless Township – 1½%
McKeesport City – 2%
Monroeville Municipality – 1½%
Mt. Lebanon Municipality – 1½%
Mt. Oliver Borough – 2%
O’Hara Township – 1½%
Penn Hills Municipality – 2%
Pine Township – 1½%
Pittsburgh City with Pittsburgh SD – 3%
Pittsburgh City with Baldwin-Whitehall SD – 2½%
Upper St. Clair Township – 1½%
West Deer Township – 1½%
Whitehall Borough – 1¼%

Beaver County

Georgetown Borough – ½%
Hookstown Borough – ½%

Berks County

Reading City – 4%

Centre County

Fergusen Township – 1¼%
State College Borough – 1¾%
Taylor Township – ½%

Chester County

Coatesville City – 2%
Tredyffrin Township – 1½%

Clinton County

Colebrook Township – ½%
East Kating Township – ½%

Delaware County

Radnor Township – 1½%
Upper Providence Township – 2%

Erie County

Edinboro Borough – 1½%

Lackawanna County

Scranton City – 3%

Luzerne County

Kingston Borough – 1½%
Wilkes Barre City – 2½%

Mercer County

Farrell City – 2%
Hermitage City – 1½%
Sheakleyville Borough – 0%

Philadelphia County

Philadelphia City – 3%

Somerset County

Wellersburg Borough – ½%

Washington County

Peters Township – 1½%