• SB76 Tax Change Calculator

    SB 76, the Property Tax Independence Act, is designed to eliminate school property taxes. It does not impact the county, township/borough property taxes assessed each spring. The elimination of school property taxes would occur over time since property taxes will still be assessed to cover existing debt obligations. The debt obligation, and thus the tax elimination, varies from district to district.

    Changes under SB 76:

    • Personal Income Tax (PIT) increases by 1.88%, from 3.07% to 4.95%
    • Sales tax increases by 1%, from 6% to 7%
    • Sales tax expands to cover more items

    This calculator will help you to see how the changes made by SB 76 will affect your household's finances. Click on the question mark icons () for more information.

    Basic Information

    Millage Rate
    Please select your county documentation for your millage rate :

    Millage Rates
    Debt Mills
    Click here to obtain the Debt Mills for your district.

    Property Net Assessed Value (after Homestead exclusion)

    Real Estate Tax Amount

    Household Earnings subject to PA Personal Income Tax

    IRS Tax Rate
    Enter "0" if you do not itemize. Otherwise, enter your Federal Income Tax rate. See this article for more information: https://www.irs.com/articles/2016-federal-tax-rates-personal-exemptions-and-standard-deductions
    Sales Tax Deduction
    To calculate Sales Tax Deduction for additional 1% Sales Tax, find your allowable sales tax deduction based on the following IRS sales tax deductions calculator: https://apps.irs.gov/app/stdc/

    Monthly Expenses for Expanded Sales Tax

    Items/Services included in expanded sales tax:

    • Personal hygeine
    • Diapers
    • Hair cuts & salon services
    • Non-perscription medication
    • Amusement parks, zoos, museums
    • Sports, theater, dance events
    • Day care
    • Cable (basic & premium)
    • Magazines, periodicals
    • Textbooks
    • Waste management

    For a complete list, see http://www.senatorargall.com/new-taxable-items/

    Total Yearly Expanded Expenses


    Tax Decreases

    R.E. Tax Reduction
    Federal Tax Reduction
    Total Reduction in Taxes

    Tax Increases

    PIT Increase
    Additional Sales Tax Increase
    Expanded Sales Tax
    Federal Tax Increase
    Total Additional Taxes

    Net change in taxes under SB 76:

    (A positive/red amount indicates you will pay more, a negative/green amount indicates savings)