Instructions For Form Lst-1 - Local Services Tax - 2007


I1406 11/07
PO BOX 906
Local Services Tax
BANGOR, PA 18013-0906
What is the Local Services Tax? The Local Services Tax is a local tax due from all individuals who are employed within the
taxing jurisdiction printed on your LST-1 form.
How to File: Return each completed LST-1 form on or before the quarterly due dates, using the enclosed return addressed
labels. If there is no withholding for a quarter indicate the reason for no withholding and return the form using the enclosed label.
Please correct any error in district, business name, and address. You are required to include a list of individual employees, their
social security numbers and the amount of tax withheld.
How to withhold for your employees: The Local Services Tax will be withheld on a payroll period basis. Only withhold the Local
Services Tax for the payroll periods in which each employee is in your employment. The tax assessed on each taxpayer for a payroll
period is calculated by dividing the combined rate of the LST by the number of payroll periods established by the employer for the
calendar year. Refer to the front of the form for the annual tax rate. EX: $52 rate divided by 52 pay periods equals $1. The tax amounts
that have been withheld are required to be remitted at the end of each quarter. Remit the tax, along with the LST-1 Forms, to
Berkheimer Tax Administrator. If your employee presents a pay stub accompanied by an employee statement of principal employment
as proof that a $52 Local Services Tax is being withheld by another employer regardless of tax jurisdiction in Pennsylvania, you should
not withhold it again. If the LST is levied at a combined rate of $10 or less, the tax may be collected in a lump sum. If the combined
rate exceeds $10 it must be assessed and collected in installments based on payroll periods.
Reporting for Self-Employed Individuals and Employers: If you report your business earnings as a profit or loss on a Schedule with
the Federal or State Governments (e.g. Schedule C or E), the LST-3 form (below) should be filed once per quarter if the tax rate exceeds
$10. If the tax rate levied is $10 or less, submit tax in one lump sum. Submit the LST-3 for yourself, in addition to the LST-1 for your
employees. If you have no employees, indicate "No Employees” on each quarterly form and submit along with the LST-3 form (below)
and additional forms will be sent. If you are issued a W-2 for business earnings, you should not file the LST-3. In this case, report the
Local Services Tax for yourself along with your employees on the LST-1 form.
Receipt: Your canceled check is sufficient proof of payment. Anyone requesting a photocopy of their return will be charged a
$5.00 administrative fee. Please submit your request and payment along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Low Income Exemption: Employers located in areas with a combined tax rate exceeding $10 are required to exempt employees
whose total earned income and net profits from all sources is less than $12,000 for the calendar year. Employees must file an
annual exemption certificate to receive the exemption request. Employers located in areas not exceeding $10 may or may not have
a low income exemption. If an employee exceeds the low income exemption, employers are required to withhold a "catch-up" lump
sum tax equal to the amount of tax that was not withheld from the employee as a result of the exemption and continue withholding
the same amount per pay period that is withheld for other employees. Please be advised that the school district portion may not
have an earnings exemption, or may be less than the municipal exemption in which this portion of the tax may still be due. If no
exemption request is submitted and the employee does not meet the exemption amount by the end of the year, a refund request
may be submitted by the taxpayer. The refund form and exemption certificate are available on our website.
For further information please refer to our website at or the DCED website at
You are entitled to receive a written explanation of your rights with regard to the audit, appeal, enforcement, refund and collection of local
taxes by calling Berkheimer at 610-599-3142, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Or, you can visit
our website at or contact us by e-mail at . If Berkheimer is not the appointed tax hearing officer for
your taxing district, you must contact your taxing district about the proper procedures and forms necessary to file an appeal.
NOTE: Delinquent cost may be assessed for failure to file a required LST form.
There will be a $20.00 fee for returned checks.
There may be a $12.50 fee if no check enclosed for tax due at time of filing.
YEAR __________
If you have no employees complete and return this portion.
1. Local Services Tax
÷ ÷
Annual Rate $
4 .............. $ ____________________
2. Penalty_____after Due Date.............. $ ____________________
This is the City, Borough or Township in which you
work (including county):
3. Interest _____
.. $ ____________________
per month after Due Date
4. TOTAL Due and Enclosed ................ $ ____________________
Social Security No:
I declare under penalty of law that the information herein contained is true and correct.
Make check payable to:
Please be sure to include the employment taxing jurisdiction and a signature


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