The Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau is an agency organized to simplify the reporting, administration, and collection of the Earned Income Tax (EIT) for all residents of its jurisdiction, which is comprised of all the school districts and municipalities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; the Octorara Area School District of Chester County, Pennsylvania and all municipalities therein.
We welcome you to our web site and trust you find the information enclosed helpful.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and consistent with action taken by the IRS and PA DOR, the Bureau will waive late filing fees on any individual taxpayer who fails to file his or her 2019 local earned income tax return by the April 15 deadline, so long as the individual files on or before July 15, 2020.

The Bureau will also waive penalties and interest on 2019 individual income tax payments through the new federal and state deadline of July 15, 2020. This extension applies to both final 2019 tax returns and payments, and estimated payments for the first quarter of 2020. This means both Q1 and Q2 2020 Tax Year Estimates will be due on or before July 15, 2020.

Our office is currently closed. Customer service remains available via our email addresses,,, and our online filing sites will remain active.

Although the deadline has been extended, the Bureau encourages taxpayers to continue filing their returns online. This enables us to continue processing returns with our office closed.

2020 Census

The 2020 Federal Census is fast approaching. Data collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for things like infrastructure, health care, and food assistance. It’s important that we all respond to shape the future of our communities. Learn more at:

The Census Bureau is currently hiring hundreds of temporary workers in Lancaster County! Apply here:

Important Notice To Residents of Lancaster County and Octorara Area SD

LCTCB collects real estate taxes for Conestoga Valley, Eastern Lancaster County, Pequea Valley, and Columbia Borough School Districts. Please see the “Real Estate” tab for more info.

Individual Online filing is available at 

Employer Online filing is available at

Online Payments for Individual Earned Income Tax Estimated Payments, Final Return Extensions, Individual Local Services Tax Payments, and Real Estate Tax Payments are available at

Individual Credit Card Payments are available at