Wage Tax

In 2012 Berkheimer Tax Administrators has been appointed as the wage tax collector in Mercer County, including the City of Hermitage. Employers will begin reporting to Berkheimer with the first quarter 2012. Berkheimer has a local office located in the Hermitage Municipal Building. Staff will be available to answer your questions, but will be unable to prepare returns.


Berkheimer Tax Administrators
Mercer Office
Hermitage Municipal Building
800 North Hermitage Road
Hermitage, PA 16148

Phone: 724-347-7607
Fax: 610-588-5765
Berkheimer Website

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The LST Tax has been increased to $52 per year effective January 1, 2012. The tax will also be collected by Berkheimer. The tax is to be deducted by your employer at the rate of $1 per week. The income exemption will be raised to $12,000 for the City portion of the LST or $47. The School District income exemption remains at $1,000 for the District portion of the LST or $5.The District’s portion must be withheld if the employee earns more than $1,000 and less than $12,000. Employees that fall into that range should complete a Local Services Tax - Exemption Certificate. A new Exemption Certificate must be completed each year to continue to receive an exemption from the tax.

Earned Income Tax

The earned income tax rate is 2.25% for Hermitage residents and 1% for non-residents. Every Hermitage employer is responsible to deduct the tax from their employees and remit the money on a quarterly basis. Each Hermitage resident is responsible for filing and paying any tax due on their local tax return by April 15 of each year.
Berkheimer Tax Innovations