District Tax Information

For the seventh consecutive year, the Tulpehocken School Board reduced the real estate tax rate. The approved rate for the 2023-2024 school year is 25.8 mills, a reduction of .1 mills from the previous rate of 25.90 mills. The graph below compares our tax rate to the Berks County school district average rate over the past 14 years. Tulpehocken’s rate is 1.28 mills or 4.7% lower than it was 14 years ago, while the average Berks County school district’s rate increased by 5.46 mills or 20.8% for the same period. The recent construction of warehouses along the I78 corridor has increased the district’s revenue substantially and the administration and school board have consistently managed expenses to provide an educational program that balances the interests of all stakeholders.

The Tulpehocken Area School District levies a series of local taxes to generate revenue for the operation of education programs. Following is a list of the local taxes and the respective rates:

Real Estate Tax - 25.80mills
Per Capita Tax - $15.00 (School portion is $10.00, Municipality/ Township is $5.00)
Earned Income Tax - 1% of wages ( School .5%, Municipality/ Township .5%)
Real Estate Transfer Tax - 1% of sale price ( School .5%, Municipality/ Township .5%

mileage trend photo