transfer-taxes

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%