Who Pays Pennsylvania’s Personal Income Tax? Part III

Pennsylvania has a flat rate Personal Income Tax (PIT) of 3.07%.   In this blog series, I will highlight some real facts about Pennsylvania’s PIT.  Visit Who Pays the PIT by Income and Who Recieves Tax Forgiveness

Part 3: County Distribution of PIT

There are 67 counties in Pennsylvania, but most taxable income comes from only a few counties.  Data from the 2006 shows that the SE region of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Chester) comprised 28% of tax returns and provided for 36.2% of total taxable income.  The greater SE region (including Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Lancaster, and York) comprised 43.7% of tax returns and provided for 51.4% of total taxable income.  These 10 counties provide the majority of taxable income.

Montgomery County is the top tax producer, at 10.9%.  Allegheny ranks second, at 9.89%

On the flip side, the least populous 40 counties comprised 16.2% of tax returns and provided for 12.2% of total taxable income.

5.2% of total taxable income was provided from outside the state of Pennsylvania.

See what percentage of taxable income your county provided by looking at the map below or the chart.

PIT County Distribution Map