Tax Office

Tax Collector
Gloria Chiucchi                                                                 

The Tax Office is located at the Municipal Building  126 North Main Street Plains, 18705

The office is open  on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 4:30 – 6:30  during the County & Municipal   and School Tax “seasons”.

Phone 570-829-3439  ext 4009   email:

Property owners may mail payments to: Plains Township Tax Collector 126 N. Main St. Plains, PA 18705.   If a self addressed stamped envelope is included with payment,  a receipt will be mailed.

The Plains Twp Tax Collector is elected at large and is responsible for collecting Township taxes. The Tax Office is located in Town Hall at 126 North Main Street.

The two primary taxes for residents within the Township of Plains are the Real Estate Tax and the Earned Income Tax. The Real Estate Tax is calculated by multiplying the millage rate times the property assessment, which is a percentage of market value as determined by the Luzerne County Board of Assessment.

The Township earned income tax on residents is charged at a rate of 1%. The 1% earned income is divided equally between the school district and the municipality. Taxes are deposited into the Township’s General Fund to pay for services such as Police Protection, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance, Building Regulations and Recreation activities.