Finance & Taxes
In 2008 the PA State Legislature enacted Act 32, which amends the Local Tax Enabling Act and mandates a countywide tax collection for Earned Income Tax (EIT). Keystone Collections Group is the new tax collector for all of Bucks County’s earned income tax. Any income tax related questions should be directed to them at their website, or contact the corporate office at:
Bucks County Office
1243 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976
Keystone Collections Group has a YouTube video posted to the web relating to Act 32.
The current local income tax rate for Milford Township is 1.75%. Of that, 1% goes to the Quakertown Community School District, and .75% is used by Milford Township.
Real Estate Taxes
The elected tax collector collects Real Estate taxes for the township and can be contacted through the tax collector web site. The current millage rate for Milford Township is 2 mills. An online tax calculator can be found on this link.
Local Tax Return is Due April 15
It’s that time of year again. The 2019 local earned income tax return filing deadline is approaching.
Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator’s secure website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com.
Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2019 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).
Keystone redesigned e-file to make it even faster and more user-friendly.
If you have questions regarding local tax filing, visit Keystone’s Frequently Asked Questions or call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions 24/7 to Taxpayer Support. Taxpayer Service Agents try to respond to all online inquiries within three business days.
Taxpayers with earned income in 2019 are required to file a Final Tax Return by Monday, April 15.
Milford Township has an initiative called the Capital Improvement Program, which plans and implements Township improvement projects such as road enhancement, drainage enhancement, and bridge improvements. The Capital Improvement Program involves long-term planning since capital projects include engineering planning, right-of-way acquisition, utility clearances and obtaining permits prior to actual construction. These time-consuming pre-construction activities must be completed prior to construction and they can slow the pace of a project.
We welcome your input. If you feel there is a road, drainage or bridge improvement that warrants attention, please contact the township so it may be considered in our program.
Milford Township makes purchases in accordance with state law that requires obtaining quotes for purchases in excess of $10,000 and formal bidding for purchases in excess of $18,500. Click here to view the law.
Those wanting to be included on Milford’s potential vendors list should e-mail basic information (please do not send excessive sales information) including a website with product information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford Township’s 2017 budget provides for all on-going governmental operations plus numerous public works projects without any tax increases. This budget provides for maintenance of roads, bridges, parks and buildings as well as snow and ice control.
The 2017 budget includes a number of funds.
- $2,324,327 – General Fund Revenues
- $419,846 – State Fund
- $120,000 – Capital Fund
- $230,000 – Traffic Fund
- $175,000 – Recreation Fund
- $1,842,088 – Open Space Acquisition Fund
Other budget documents:
This is a balanced budget where General Fund expenses do not exceed revenues. Taxes will not be raised. The current local income tax rate for Milford Township is 1.75%. Of that, 1% goes to the Quakertown Community School District, and .75% is used by Milford Township (0.5% General Fund, 0.25% Open Space). The current real estate millage rate for Milford Township is 2 mills (1.25 mils is distributed as Fire Tax to the fire companies plus additional fire contributions are made from the General Fund and Fire Relief Funds are distributed to the companies). Expenses do not exceed revenue sources and adequate reserve balances are projected.
In the past few years with a slow economy, Milford Township has spent down reserves to continue an aggressive capital program of road reconstruction such as Mill Road reconstruction and Canary Road overlay as well as other public works improvements. 2017 will have a more narrow focus towards specific improvements such as base repairs on Sleepy Hollow Road, widening of Kepier Road, Weiss Road bridge replacement and potentially Rosenberger Road bridge replacement.
Improvements are planned for Milford’s Park System. Trail work will be done on the Parkside and Molasses Creek trails. Pickleball courts will be installed in Milford Square Estates. A new pavilion and expanded parking will be pursued and planning for a Splash Pad will be advanced.
Rotation of major equipment will be continued with the replacement of a loader, skid steer and 25 ton trailer. Buildings will be maintained with additional provisions to replace the Public Works Building heater, put siding on a storage barn, and replace a large overhead door.
Major capital items include the replacement of two pick-up trucks with snow plows and a small dump truck. Work will continue on the storm basin on Sleepy Hollow Road with related storm piping. The budget also provides for rehabilitation of two township owned farmhouses and the demolition of cabins adjoining the Unami Creek. and two major road reconstruction projects.
Top priority for road reconstruction has been given to the rebuilding and realignment of Weiss Road from Progress Drive to Wentz Road. This road is rapidly deteriorating to an extent that routine maintenance is no longer possible. Engineering was completed to avoid mature street trees and utility poles while reducing severity of curves and alleviating stormwater problems. The second priority is reconstruction of Mill Road west of Portzer Road. In addition, attention will be given to the Rosenberger Road bridge.
The township has realized saving from the reissuance of open space bonds in 2014 that has saved over $300,000 over the life of the bond series. In subsequent years, Milford serviced the bond while reserves were replenished. In 2016, Milford established a $5 million line of credit and aquired seceral major properties including the Blough farrm and the Heimbach farm).