Q. How do I get in touch with the police when it is not an emergency? There is a stray
animal in our neighborhood. There is an abandoned vehicle on the street or
in a parking lot or driveway.
A. Call the Carnegie Police at 412-276-6911
Q. Garbage has
not been picked up at a neighbor’s home. Who takes care of this?
A. Call Republic Services at 412-429-2600
Q. My blue recyclable
container is gone. How do I get a replacement?
A. Stop at the Borough Office for a new one. The cost is $10.00.
Q. Neighbors have junk
strewn about their property. The grass is overgrown. There is an abandoned
vehicle on the street. Who takes care of this problem?
A. Call the Building Code Officer at 412-276-1414 Ext. 1426
Q. There is water runoff
causing problems. There is snow or ice on streets and sidewalks.
A. Call the Public Works Department at 412-276-0111
Q. There is a dead animal
in the neighborhood. There are rats or rodents on a neighbor’s property.
A. Call the Public Works Department at 412-276-0111
Q. I have grass
clippings. What do I do?
A. Carnegie Public Works collects leaves curbside on a weekly basis. Leaves only, absolutely
NO GRASS CLIPPINGS! Please rake your leaves to the curb -- NOT INTO THE STREET -- as this can create a slippery situation for vehicles and/or create a storm water management problem. Residents may place bagged yard waste at the curb, but only in proper bags. Bushes, hedges and tree trimmings need to be securely bundled. No loose material will be taken. Residents should call the Department of Public Works at (412) 276-0111 to schedule pickup of yard residue.
Q. I have tree
trimmings. What do I do?
A. Call the Public Works Department at 412-276-0111. Tree trimmings must
be cut and tied securely into bundles and shall be not more than four feet
in length, not more than two feet in diameter and not more than 40 pounds in
weight. Carnegie Public Works does not remove trees.
Q. Where do I vote?
A. Call the Allegheny County Voting Registration 412-350-4510, check the
County web site or click here.
Q. I have tax questions?
A. For IRS or PA Department of Revenue forms, please see your state
For property assessment, call the Allegheny County Office of Property
Assessments Public Information Line 412-350-4600
For property taxes in Carnegie Borough, call
Carnegie Borough Tax Office, Margaret G. Bowman, Tax Collector,
For business privilege taxes, call the Borough Administration at
412-276-1414 Ext. or 1421
For local income tax call Jordan Tax Service at 412-835-5243 or write JTS
Deputy Tax Collector at 102 Rahway Road, McMurray, PA 15317
do employees making $12,000.00/yr. get exempt from paying the $52.00/year
Local Services Tax (LST)?
A. Exemption. Any person whose total earned income and net
profits from all sources within the political subdivision is less than
twelve thousand ($12,000) dollars for any calendar year in which the tax is
levied is exempt from the payment of the tax for that calendar year. In
addition, the following persons are exempt from payment of the tax:
Any person who has served in any war or armed conflict in which the United
States was engaged as is honorably discharged or released under honorable
circumstances from active service if, as a result of military service, the
person is blind, paraplegic or a double or quadruple amputee or has a
service-connected disability declared by the United States Veterans’
Administration or its successor to be a total one hundred percent
Any person who serves as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces
and is called to active duty at any time during the taxable year. For the
purposes of this subparagraph, “reserve component of the armed forces” shall
mean the United States Army Reserve, United States Navy Reserve, United
States Marine Corps Reserve, United States Coast Guard Reserve, United
States Air Force Reserve, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard or the
Pennsylvania Air National Guard.
B. Procedure to Claim Exemption.
A person seeking to claim an exemption from the local services tax may
annually file an exemption certificate with the political subdivision and
with the person’s employer affirming that the person reasonably expects to
receive earned income and net profits from all sources within the political
subdivision of less than twelve thousand ($12,000) dollars in the calendar
year for which the exemption certificate is filed. In the event the
political subdivision utilizes a tax collector officer, it shall provide a
copy of the exemption certificate to that officer. The exemption
certificate shall have attached to it a copy of all employee’s last pay
stubs or W-2 forms from employment within the political subdivision for the
year prior to the fiscal year for which the employee is requesting to be
exempted from the tax. Upon receipt of the exemption certificate and until
otherwise instructed by the political subdivision or except as required by
the clause (2), the employer shall not withhold the tax from the person
during the calendar year or the remainder of the calendar year for which the
exemption certificate applies. Employers shall ensure that the exemption
certificate forms are readily available to employees at all times and shall
furnish each new employee with a form at the time of hiring. The exemption
certificate form shall be the uniform provided by the political
With respect to a person who claimed an exemption for a given calendar year
from the tax, upon notification to an employer by the person or by the
political subdivision that the person has received earned income and net
profits from all sources within the political subdivision equal to or in
excess of twelve thousand ($12,000) dollars in that calendar year or that
the person is otherwise ineligible for the tax exemption for that calendar
year, or upon an employer’s payment to the person of earned income within
the municipality in an amount equal to or in excess of twelve thousand
($12,000) dollars in that calendar year, an employer shall withhold the
local services tax from the person under clause (3).
If a person who claimed an exemption for a given calendar year from the tax
becomes subject to the tax for the calendar year under clause (2), the
employer shall withhold the tax for the remainder of that calendar year.
The employer shall withhold from the person, for the first payroll period
after receipt of the notification under clause (2), a lump sum equal to the
amount of tax that was not withheld from the person due to the exemption
claimed by the person under this subsection, plus the per payroll amount due
for that first payroll period. The amount of tax withheld per payroll
period for the remaining payroll periods in that calendar year shall be the
same amount withheld for other employees. In the event the employment of a
person subject to withholding of the tax under this clause is subsequently
severed in that calendar year, the person shall be liable for any
outstanding balance of tax due, and the political subdivision may pursue
collection under this article.
Except as provided in clause (2), it is the intent of this subsection that
employers shall not be responsible for investigating exemption certificates,
monitoring tax exemption eligibility or exempting any employee from the
local services tax.
Refunds. The Borough of Carnegie, in consultation with the Collector and DCED, shall establish procedures for the processing of refund claims for any
tax paid by any person who is eligible for exemption which procedures shall
be in accord with provisions of the general municipal law relating to
refunds of overpayments and interest on overpayments. Refunds made within
seventy-five (75) days of a refund request or seventy-five (75) days after
the last day the employer is required to remit the tax for the last quarter
of the calendar year, whichever is later, shall not be subject to interest.
No refunds shall be made for amounts overpaid in a calendar year that do not
exceed one ($1.00) dollar. The Borough of Carnegie or the Collector shall
determine eligibility for exemption and provide refunds to exempt persons.