Pennsylvania Township splits $1 million surplus with residents

Pennsylvania Township splits $1 million surplus with residents

Pennsylvania Township splits $1 million surplus with residents

A Pennsylvania town with more money than it anticipated from increased property tax collection has decided to give the dividends to residents. Middletown Township in Langhorne sent 14,361 checks for $68 each to all owners of properties with structures on them. Efforts to keep town expenses down while increasing delinquent-tax collection led to more money than anticipated in the general fund.

The township board of supervisors decided to divide a $1 million portion of the surplus evenly among property owners. Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Amy Strouse said they decided it’s irresponsible for a township to hang on to that level of funding when it has “the opportunity to help people out a little bit.” Strouse also said residents feel they pay too much in taxes.

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