City of Allentown:
The City of Allentown is extending some pending tax filing and discounted payment due dates.
During the city’s Disaster Emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the Federal Government’s decision to delay the filing deadline for 2019 income taxes until July 15, 2020, the city will delay the filing due date for 2019 Business Privilege Tax until July 15, 2020. The city will not apply any interest or penalty to any 2019 Business Privilege Taxes paid or postmarked on or before July 15, 2020.
The normal due date for BPT filing is April 15.
In addition, in order to provide financial relief to property owners during this uncertain time, the city will extend the discount period for early payment of 2020 City Real Estate Taxes until May 5, 2020. All 2020 City Real Estate Tax paid or postmarked on or before May 5, 2020, is eligible for a 2% discount on the tax portion only of their 2020 City Real Estate Tax bill.
City Real Estate Discount is normally granted to payments postmarked or received by April 5.
City Council is expected to vote to ratify the deadline and discount period extensions at its April 1 meeting.
City of Bethlehem:
Mayor Bob Donchez announced the City is extending the deadline for paying the Earned Income Tax and Business Privilege Tax to July 15, 2020 because of the hardship caused to many residents by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 City of Bethlehem's Real Estate taxes paid or postmarked before May 11, 2020 will be eligible for the 2% discount. In addition, the due date for full payment of the City Real Estate Tax will be extended from May 29, 2020 to August 10, 2020.
City of Easton:
According to The Morning Call
, as part of Mayor Sal Panto Jr.'s emergency declaration, City Council authorized Panto to extend the deadline for paperwork and payment of earned income tax until July 15 and to extend the deadline to pay the business privilege tax and city real estate tax without penalty until August 1.