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Cheltenham Township Extends Tax Deadlines
Posted on Friday March 27, 2020
Cheltenham Real Estate, Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax deadlines are extended.
ELKINS PARK, PA, March 27, 2020 – In an effort to respond to the health and economic effects of COVID-19, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners, in cooperation with Montgomery County and the Cheltenham Township Finance Officer, announced that local tax deadlines for Cheltenham Township will be extended.  The Township and County Real Estate Tax deadlines are extended for 60 days and Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax deadlines are extended for 90 days.

The Board of Commissioners directed the administration to enact this measure, effective immediately. It will be ratified upon the next legislative meeting of the Board on April 1, 2020.

The tax relief package establishes the following:

  • The deadline to pay County and Township Real Estate Taxes and receive the 2% discount is now June 3. This is a 60-day extension from the prior April 3 date printed on the tax bill.
  • All County and Township Real Estate Taxes received on or after August 4 will be subject to a 10% penalty. This is a 60-day extension from the June 4 date printed on the Real Estate Tax bill.
  • The deadline to file and pay the 2019-2020 Mercantile and Business Privilege Tax has been extended to July 15. This is a 90-day extension from the April 15 date currently printed on the tax return forms. Payments made after July 15 will have penalties and interest accrued for each month after July 15.

"The Board of Commissioners is working with staff to ensure we utilize all measures to help residents and businesses through this challenging time," said Daniel Norris, president, Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners. "Extending the tax deadline is also a way to protect public health and mitigate the spread for COVID-19, while providing a financial buffer for all those hit economically."

Residents are strongly encouraged to pay their tax bills on the township website, > I Want To > Pay > Real Estate Taxes or mail their payments to:

 Cheltenham Township Finance Office
8230 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA  19027

Any related inquiries should be directed to the Cheltenham Tax Office: (215) 887-1000 during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday).

Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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