• Update on Recycling

    Focus on the BIG 4

    These are the ONLY items that can now be placed into your recycling bin:
    1.  Corrugated Cardboard – (flattened)
    2.  Plastic bottles and jugs with necks – (emptied and rinsed out)
    3.  Metal food and beverage cans – (emptied and rinsed out)
    4.  Glass jars and bottles – (emptied and rinsed out)

     

    Please note:
    Newspapers, magazines, lids to bottles and cans, plastics without a neck (yogurt cups, food storage containers, takeout food containers, Styrofoam) and paperboard (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, food cartons, egg cartons) are NOT acceptable in recycle bins and should be disposed of in the regular trash.

     

     

  • Permit Information

    Now is the time of year when you may consider having a garage or yard sale.  In addition, there are also businesses who may come knocking at your door to offer you their goods or services.  Here is some important information regarding door-to-door solicitation and yard/garage sales that you should be aware of.

    Solicitation Permits Are Required

    Under Mountville Borough Ordinance, persons soliciting within the Borough are required to obtain a permit through the West Hempfield Police Department. Exceptions include: non-profit organizations (e.g. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lion Clubs, Rotary, etc.), school children selling items for school, and insurance and real estate agents licensed by the State.  Each solicitor is required to display their permit in a manner that is visible to those from whom they are soliciting.  Solicitation may occur Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM, except by prior appointment.  In order to protect you from unwanted solicitation, if a solicitor at your door does not have identification, please contact the West Hempfield Police Department at (717) 285-5191 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, (or at 800-957-2677 after hours), to determine their status.

    Yard/Garage Sale Permits

    Thinking of having a yard or garage sale?  While they are permitted within the Borough, there are adopted regulations governing them.

    • A yard/garage sale permit (at a cost of $5.00) must be secured from the Borough Office not less than seven (7) days prior to the sale. Borough ordinances state that it is unlawful to hold a yard sale without first obtaining a permit.
    • Only two (2) yard/garage sales are permitted per address per year.
    • Yard/garage sales may be held only between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
    • No yard/garage sale can be conducted for a period of longer than two (2) consecutive days.
    • Yard/garage sales may offer goods to be sold that are personal belongings of the applicant.
    • Only one four square-foot sign is permitted advertising the sale with the sign being located at the premises where the sale occurs. Advertising must be removed upon the completion of the sale.
  • Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

    The Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter is here! What you’ll find in this edition:

    ~ 2018 Lawn Concert Series Schedule
    ~  Information about Stormwater Pollution
    ~ Mountville Business Spotlight – Dream Framer
    ~ Mountville Historical Society and Museum News
    ~ Mountville Library Happenings
    ~ Mountville Days Carnival Dates
    ~ Recycling Guidelines and Reminders
    ~ New Mountville Personnel
    ~Spring/Summer Important Dates

    Use the link below to download the latest edition of the Mountville Borough Newsletter.

    Mountville Boro News_Spring 2018 (web)

     

  • Fall/Winter Newsletter

    Use the link below to download the latest edition of the Mountville Borough Newsletter.

    Mountville Boro News_Fall 2017 (web)

     

  • Spring Newsletter Released

    Download our Spring 2017 Mountville Borough Newsletter Today

    Mountville Boro Newsletter – Spring 2017

  • Stormwater Concerns

    Use the form below to address any stormwater concerns you might have.

    Stormwater Concern Form

  • Taxpayer Information

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS OF LANCASTER COUNTY and the OCTORARA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT including the MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED in CHESTER COUNTY

    REQUIREMENT TO FILE A LOCAL EARNED INCOME & NET PROFITS TAX RETURN BY APRIL 18, 2017

    Any person who resides in either Lancaster County or the Octorara Area School District in Chester County during any part of a given year and who received either earned income or net profits during that year is REQUIRED to file a Local Earned Income & Net Profits Tax Return with the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau – or “LCTCB” – for that year.  There are no exceptions to the requirement.  Thus, you must file a return even if you filed quarterly returns for the year, your employer withheld the tax from your paycheck, and even if you do not owe any tax.  Generally, the tax return is due on or before the April 15 following the year being reported in the return.  Very importantly, you must file an annual tax return even if you do not receive a tax return form or other notice from LCTCB.

    It is also STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that any person who resides in either Lancaster County or the Octorara Area School District in Chester County during any part of a particular year – but who did not receive earned income or net profits during that year – also file an annual return noting “no income” IF the taxpayer was required to file an annual return for the year preceding the year in which no income was earned.  That information will provide LCTCB with notice that interest, penalties, fines, and collection costs (late fee) should not be assessed against the taxpayer.

    Quarterly Tax Return and Payment Requirement

    In addition to the annual tax return filing requirement, any person who is otherwise required to file an annual return and who is either self-employed or does not have the tax withheld from his or her paycheck must file quarterly tax returns and make quarterly estimated tax payments.  However, the quarterly return filing requirement does not apply to individuals with an annual income of less than $50,000.  A person who is required to file on a quarterly basis shall file quarterly returns and make quarterly tax payments 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.  For 2017 a quarterly tax payment is due on April 15, July 15, and October 15 of 2017 and January 15, 2018.

    If you have additional questions about quarterly filing and quarterly estimated tax payments, please consult the LCTCB Earned Income and Net Profits Tax Regulations posted at www.lctcb.org and also your professional advisors.

    Consequences for Failure to File

    If you are required to file an annual or quarterly tax return and you either fail to do so or the tax return is postmarked after the due date, you will be subject to interest and penalties for any tax you failed to pay by the due date AND a $25 late fee to cover the costs incurred by LCTCB in identifying, pursuing, notifying you of, and processing your late return.

    Extension of Time to File an Annual Tax Return

    LCTCB grants annual tax return filing extensions if LCTCB receives an extension request on or before the original due date for the return.

    You can make an extension request by submitting any of the following to LCTCB on a timely basis: (1) a copy of your extension request to either the Internal Revenue Service or the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for the tax year at issue; (2) a copy of documentation establishing the IRS or Department granted you an extension for the tax year at issue; or (3) marking the “Extension request” box under “Check all that apply” on the LCTCB annual return form for the tax year at issue with an “X” and returning the marked form to LCTCB with the necessary information to identify you.

    Very importantly, filing an extension request does not extend the time to pay any tax due.  In that respect, LCTCB follows the practice of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  61 Pa. Code § 117.14(a).  Accordingly, if you file an extension request, you must include with the request an estimated payment equal to what you believe you will owe for the tax year at issue.  All such payments must be made based on reasonable estimates.  Guidance as to what constitutes a reasonable estimate can be found in LCTCB Earned Income and Net Profits Tax Regulation Section 404.

    If you file an untimely extension request, make an untimely payment of estimated tax, or make a timely payment of estimated tax based on an unreasonable estimate of tax liability, you will be subject to interest and penalties for any tax you failed to pay by the due date AND a $25 late fee to cover the costs incurred by LCTCB in addressing your particular circumstances.

    General Information

    Depending on the method used to file your return the previous year, you will receive either a printed return and instructions or a postcard reminder to file your return for the new tax year.  Failure to receive a tax return or other notification by mail does not relieve you of your obligation to file an annual return.

    You are encouraged to file your return electronically by using LCTCB eFiling available through the website at www.lctcb.org.  Successfully completing a return online will give you an instant confirmation number that your return has been submitted and that you can use as a reference in future communication with LCTCB.  If payment is due, you must also complete the payment step in the online process or you will be charged interest, penalty, and a late payment fee.

    If you mail a paper return using the USPS, you are encouraged to keep a copy of your signed return.  Failure of the USPS to deliver your return may result in a late filing fee charge to you.

    If you use a tax preparer please note that most preparers do not mail the local tax return for you, mailing the return is your responsibility.  If the preparer tells you that your local return was filed electronically, be sure to request a copy of the confirmation form for your records.

    If you use TurboTax or other tax preparation software please note that while these programs can include a PA State tax return, they DO NO INCLUDE PA LOCAL TAX RETURNS.  Your local return will need to be prepared outside of these software packages.  Again, we encourage you to file your return electronically by using LCTCB eFiling available through the website at www.lctcb.org.

    Additional information on who must file, how to file, and where to file your Local Earned Income Tax Return is available at the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau website – www.lctcb.org.

    LCTCB is a non-profit, independent organization established by the school districts and municipalities of Lancaster County to collect local earned income taxes.  LCTCB is not a part of the Lancaster County government offices.  The Lancaster County government offices will not be able to assist you with the filing of your local earned income tax return.

  • Fall Newsletter Released

    Download our Fall 2016 Mountville Borough Newsletter Today

    Mountville Boro Newsletter – Fall 2016

  • Spring Newsletter Released

    Download our Spring 2016 Mountville Borough Newsletter Today

    Mountville Boro Newsletter – Spring 2016

  • Fall Newsletter Released

    Download our Fall 2015 Mountville Borough Newsletter Today

    Mountville Boro Newsletter – Fall 2015