Bethlehem Press

Sunday, May 31, 2020

BETHLEHEM City tax deadline extended

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez announced March 24 that the City is extending the deadline for paying earned income tax and business privilege tax to July 15, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Bethlehem 2020 real estate taxes paid or postmarked before May 11, 2020, will be eligible for the two per cent discount. The full payment due date is be extended from May 29, 2020, to August 10, 2020.

Last week, City Council approved Mayor Donchez’s request for an emergency disaster declaration that authorizes taking emergency management measures, to reduce the severity of the pandemic and to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected residents.

Bethlehem residents concerned with businesses operating in violation of the shutdown may call the Bethlehem Service Center at 610-865-7000. Do NOT call 911 for this issue.

City Hall has restricted access to the general public. There is a first floor customer service area with a social distancing. compiable service table to submit permit applications, pay bills and conduct other business.

Recreational facilities that are closed to the public until further notice: at all parks bathrooms, Bethlehem Golf Course, Charles A. Brown Ice House, dog park, Earl E. Schaffer Ice Rink, Illick’s Mill, Sand Island tennis and basketball courts and the Skateplaza. When using trails, open space parks or the South Bethlehem Greenway, do not use the playground equipment and practice social distancing.

The Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center and Yardwaste/Compost Facility are closed until further notice. Curbside recycling pick-up is still following a normal schedule.

Monitor the City’s website and social media for additional information including closures of city facilities, postponement of public meetings and updates on COVID-19.