School Tax Information
Great Valley School District real estate taxes are issued and collected by Keystone Collections Group. The school district tax year runs from July 1 to June 30. Tax bills are mailed out by July 1st each year to the name and address that the Chester County Assessment Office has on record at the time the bills are printed. If you have not received your tax bill by July 15th, please contact Keystone and request a duplicate tax bill.
Great Valley School District, Tax Office
301 Lindenwood Drive, Suite 210, Malvern PA 19355
(610) 889-2125, ext. 52159
Keystone Collections Group
PO Box 505
Irwin, PA 15642-0508
Portnoff Law Associates, LTD.
2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 100
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Payment Due Dates
- Discount (2%) Period: July 15 – August 31
- Face (no discount) Period: September 1 – October 31
- Penalty (10%) Period: November 1 – December 31
After December 31, unpaid taxes will be turned over to our delinquent tax collector (Portnoff Law Associates: 866-211-9466).
If you choose to pay in installments, please use the payment coupons that you received with your tax bill. Note the due date on each coupon. No discount is applied to installment payments. Payments must be for the exact amount only or payment will be returned.
Any installment payment received 10 days after the installment is due will be subject to a 10% penalty.
Property Tax Relief
Property Tax/Rent Rebate
The Pennsylvania Legislature enacted a law that expanded the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program to give more Pennsylvanians a rebate and increase the amount of the rebates. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities aged 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.
Additional information on the PTRR program, including forms, can be found online, or by contacting the Department of Revenue at (888) 222-9190.
The Taxpayer Relief Act, Act 1 of Special Session 1 of 2006, allows school districts to reduce property taxes by lowering your property tax bill; the legal term for this is a "homestead" or "farmstead" exclusion. The Act provides for property tax reduction allocations to be distributed by the Commonwealth to each school district. Under a homestead or farmstead property tax exclusion, the assessed value of each homestead or farmstead is reduced by the same amount before the property tax is computed. Every "qualified" homestead within a district receives the same amount of property tax relief, regardless of the assessed value of the home.
In order to receive a homestead exclusion, you must have an approved application on file with Chester County. The deadline to file annually is March 1. If you miss the deadline in a given year, you may file the following year (but will not qualify for the year you missed). However, once you have an approved application on file, it is not necessary to re-file an application in subsequent years. Please see the application for more information.