Scranton, PA increases Local Services Tax

The City of Scranton, PA has increased it’s Local Services Tax (LST) from $1 per week to $3 per week. Monies are to be submitted quarterly as follows: 1st quarter by April 30, 2nd quarter by July 31, 3rd quarter by October 31 and 4th quarter by January 31. Late payments will incur a penalty of 5% and interest and penalty will be computed at ½% per month.

The employer is responsible to file and pay these taxes in full from each employee whether or not they make collection from the salary, wages, or commissions paid to such employee. (Scranton Single Tax Office, http://www.scrantontaxoffice.org/ems-lst-tax.html.)

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