Welcome to the Wilson School District Business Office webpage
2023-24 General Fund Budget – On November 21, 2022, the Wilson School Board approved the Accelerated Budget Opt Out Resolution for 2023-24, which states that the School Board will not increase the rate of its real estate tax by an amount that exceeds the applicable Act 1 Index, which is 5.0% for 2023-24.
2022-23 General Fund Budget – On June 20, 2022, the Wilson School Board approved the 2022-23 Final General Fund Budget, providing for expenditures of $125.5 million with a tax on real estate of 28.66 mills. Please refer to Financial Information Page for the 2022-23 Final Budget in PDE format.
ANNUAL TAX BILLING – On July 1, 2022, the Annual Real Estate and Per Capita tax bills were mailed to District taxpayers. For more detailed information regarding your tax billings, please refer to the 2022 Annual Tax Information and Guidelines on the Wilson School District website under Business Office – Real Estate and Per Capita Tax Information.
**2022 Real Estate Tax Bills and Per Capita bills were mailed via USPS on July 1, 2022.**
***NOTICE FOR THOSE WHO APPLIED AND QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE PROPERTY TAX/RENT REBATE PROGRAM***
One-Time Boost to Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities will see enhanced rebates through this year’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program thanks to a one-time infusion of additional funds in the 2022-23 state budget.
The additional funding brings the maximum standard rebate to $1,105 for both homeowners and renters, up from the usual $650. People who already received their checks this year will not need to take any further action; the Department of Revenue will automatically send a check for the additional funds starting in early September. For additional information about the bonus rebates, click here.
For those who qualify but have not yet applied, the deadline to do so for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 has been extended to Dec. 31, 2022. Claimants are encouraged to file their rebate applications online by visiting www.mypath.pa.gov though paper applications are also available at www.revenue.pa.gov.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 annually for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
On October 17, 2022, the School Board approved an Act 57 Resolution which allows taxpayers who fail to receive a tax notice during their first year of occupanccy to apply for a wavier from penalties and additional charges from the tax collector. The state Department of Community and Economic Develpoment has developed a standard wavier form for taxpayers to complete when apllying for this wavier.
MERCANTILE/BUSINESS PRIVILEGE TAX – The Mercantile/Business Privilege Tax (MBPT) Annual 2021 Final/2022 Estimate Return deadline is April 18, 2022 for both filing the tax return and paying the tax.
To reiterate: The Mercantile/Business Privilege Tax 2021 Final/2022 Estimate return filing and tax payment will be due (postmarked) on April 18, 2022. Penalty and Interest on late tax payments will begin to accrue on April 19, 2022.
The Wilson School District is located in south central Berks County, adjacent to the City of Reading, the County Seat, thirty miles northeast of the City of Lancaster, fifty miles northwest of the City of Philadelphia and twenty-five miles east of the City of Lebanon. Covering 38.6 square miles, the School District serves the residents of the Townships of Lower Heidelberg and Spring, the Borough of Sinking Spring and a portion of the Borough of Wyomissing, north of U. S. Route 422. The School District is part of the Reading Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population, according to the 2010 Federal Census, is 48,738.
For 2022-23, local revenues are primarily based on a 28.66 mill real estate levy, a $10 per capita tax, a $5 Local Services Tax, a .5% earned income tax, a .5% real estate transfer tax, a business privilege/mercantile tax based on a 1.5 mill levy on all retail, services and rental transactions, and a 1.0 mill levy on all wholesale transactions.
The District operates its own transportation fleet and collects its real estate and per capita taxes through Fulton Bank. The student population numbers are in excess of 6,300 and are supported by a budget of $125.5 million for the 2022-23 school year.
Wilson’s Business Office oversees the public services listed below. Each can be accessed by clicking on the following links, or you may call (610) 670-0180 followed by the extensions as listed:
Business Office Staff
Christine Schlosman, CPA (ext. 1112)
Chief Financial Officer
Joanne Beard, CPA (ext. 1145)
Jessica Schnettler (ext. 1130 )
Angie Rutt (ext. 1117)
Valarie Noecker (ext. 1151)
Fiscal Services Specialist
Nicholas Claytor (ext. 1146)
Jennifer Essig (ext. 1166)
Accounts Payable/Purchasing Specialist
Annette Smith (ext. 1155)
Taunya Arnold (ext. 1118)
Michelle Kauffman (ext. 1078)
Ayla Thompson (ext. 1190)
Benefits Accountant/Assistant Payroll Specialist
Business Privilege Tax (Ext. 1117)
Real Estate Tax (Ext. 1117)
Per Capita Tax (Ext. 1151 or Ext. 1117)
Census (Ext. 1151)
School Tax Certificates (Ext. 1151)