What is the Forks "EMS" Tax?

On January 3, 2005, the Forks Township Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 290, which established the Emergency and Municipal Services Tax. The tax is $52 per calendar year for all non-exempt persons working in the township.

Any worker whose total income from all sources is less than $12,000 per calendar year is exempt from the tax. The worker must send the township a written claim for the exemption each year, with supporting documentation.

The Emergency and Municipal Services Tax replaced the Occupation Privilege Tax. The purpose of the Emergency and Municipal Services Tax is to collect a tax from all persons who work in the township and utilize the township's municipal services, including those persons who do not live in the Township.

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