Welcome to the Wilson School District Business Office webpage
ANNUAL TAX BILLING – On July 1, 2020, the Annual Real Estate and Per Capita tax bills will be issued and mailed to District taxpayers. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak that created hardship for many of our district property owners, the base/flat amount payment period for Real Estate Tax bills has been extended one month to end on November 30, 2020. The penalty period will begin December 1 and end December 31, 2020. This change applies to the 2020 Real Estate bills dated 7/1/2020 only and all other due dates and requirements remain the same. For more detailed information regarding your tax billings, please refer to the 2020 Annual Tax Information and Guidelines on the Wilson School District website under Business Office – Real Estate and Per Capita Tax Information.
**2020 Real Estate Tax Bills were mailed via USPS on July 1, 2020.**
**Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and to honor the 90-day extension announced by the IRS on tax filings and payments due April 15, 2020, the Wilson School District will be extending the Mercantile/Business Privilege Tax (MBPT) Annual 2019 Final/2020 Estimate Return deadline of April 15, 2020 for 90 days, for both filing the tax return and paying the tax, to July 15, 2020. The minimum required payment of 2020 estimated taxes shall be reduced to no less than 75% of the 2019 tax. Taxpayers who have filed and paid the required 2020 estimated tax (100% of their 2019 tax liability) may request a maximum refund of 25% of the estimated tax paid. A Request for Refund can be found under the MBPT section. Please note that the MBPT return can be filed and paid online. Please refer to the “MBPT online filing option” for instructions on the Business Office page of the District website.
Please note: The District Tax Office will be closed to the public during the time period the District is closed.
To reiterate: The Mercantile/Business Privilege Tax 2019 Final/2020 Estimate return filing and tax payment will be due (postmarked) on July 15, 2020. Penalty and Interest on late tax payments will begin to accrue on July 16, 2020. **
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 2020-21, local revenues are primarily based on a 26.26 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 6,000 and are supported by a budget of $115.1 million for the 2020-21 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
Linda Shaughnessy (ext. 3415)
Annette Smith (ext. 1155)
Accounts & Payroll Specialist
Nicholas Claytor (ext. 1146)
Jason Shenk (ext. 1118)
Jennifer Essig (ext. 1166)
Accounts Payable/Purchasing Specialist
Business Privilege Tax (Ext. 1117)
Real Estate Tax (Ext. 1117)
Per Capita Tax (Ext. 1151 or Ext. 1117)
Census (Ext. 1151)