LETTER: Why can't we pay taxes directly?

York Dispatch

After reading the new requirements for tax-collecting and needing a deputy tax collector, I felt it of interest to tell how taxes are handled in Huntingdon County.

I own a property in Huntingdon County. The taxpayer never makes the payment to the tax collector. We make them directly to the taxing authority. Thus, there is little chance of the payment not getting to its intended place.

I never understood why we haven't used this method. Even now, when I put the tax collector's name on the check (as required here), I include "tax collector" behind it, and in the memo I put "for taxes."

I don't know what it would take to make this change — but I know it works in Huntingdon County.


Springettsbury Twp.